Cori Gauff, an American teenager, has been predicted by Naomi Osaka to win a Grand Slam soon, and the Japanese player admits that she is impressed by the teenager’s approach. At the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic in San Jose, Osaka, 24, and Gauff are scheduled to square off.
At the most recent French Open, Gauff reached her maiden Grand Slam final. Osaka believes that Gauff will eventually win a Grand Slam championship despite the fact that she may not have defeated Iga Swiatek to do so. According to Tennis365, Osaka remarked about Coco, “What’s always impressed me about Coco is her mentality.
“When I was her age, I used to get frustrated easily and express it. I just find it extremely impressive that she is able to maintain her objectivity at all times. Because of her youth, I believe that few people are aware that she has been a part of the Tour for some time.
She is getting better every year, so I believe she is learning a lot and that it won’t be long before she wins a [Grand] Slam.
Osaka: I had no idea how long I had been absent.
Osaka decided to participate at the French Open after suffering an Achilles injury in Madrid.
After losing to Amanda Anisimova in the first round at Roland Garros, Osaka made the decision to forego the entire grass season in order to treat her Achilles issue. Osaka defeated Zheng Qinwen on Tuesday, winning 6-4 3-6 6-1 to begin her San Jose campaign.
I haven’t played since May, so it’s fantastic to be back. I was unaware of that until someone informed me,” Osaka added. Osaka will face Gauff in the round of 16 at San Jose, who overcame Anhelina Kalinina in straight sets in her tournament debut. Gauff and Osaka are scheduled to meet four more times. Osaka leads Gauff 2-1 in their head-to-head meetings going into the match.