Cori Gauff will undoubtedly become a Grand Slam champion, according to her coach Rick Macci. A month after turning 18, Gauff competed in her first Grand Slam final at the French Open, where she was defeated in straight sets by Iga Swiatek.
Gauff lost in the third round of Wimbledon after a successful run at the French Open. Macci, who coached Serena and Venus Williams when they were young, believes the American Gauff will continue to improve and is confident she will win multiple Grand Slams.
To paraphrase Macci: “Gauff is going to win some Grand Slams.”
“Both Coco and her dad are Floridians, so I know them. On the WTA Tour, she outperforms everyone else in terms of raw athletic ability. That means you can still go on the offensive and defend even if you’re feeling anxious.
The way she runs and how fast she can go remind me of Venus Williams, another track star who also happens to be a tennis pro “The Tennis-Infinity article quotes Macci. “Somewhat shaky forehand and erratic serving.
Without a shadow of a doubt, Coco will win several Grand Slams. She’s only eighteen; she’ll improve. But if she really wants to win, she needs to play more near the baseline, dictate, cut the court, take the ball early, and hit it cleaner.
She relies heavily on counterpunches, which makes it harder for her to make a living and advance in the sport.” Gauff plans to make history this year by capturing her first Grand Slam championship. For Gauff, the final Grand Slam tournament of the year is the one played in the United States.
In front of her home fans at Flushing Meadows, Gauff will be extra motivated to continue her strong season. One of the reasons Gauff will be motivated to do well at the US Open this year is because she lost in the second round last year.