Coco Gauff recently played in the Top Seed Open in Lexington. Additionally, this was her first event after the resumption of the game. The game has returned after various months of suspension due to the pandemic of COVID-19.
While the 16-year old had a dream start in the tournament, her run came to end in the semi-finals. She suffered defeat through the hands of compatriot Jennifer Brady.
Besides, due to restrictions, spectators cannot witness the match. Additionally, these certain restrictions are imposed by the Western and Southern Open and the U.S.Open.
“So It Is Not Really That Difficult I Guess To Play Without A Crowd”- Coco Gauff
Coco Gauff shared her experience of playing without the crowd in the post-match interview on Saturday. She said, “I wouldn’t say that I have gotten entirely used to playing with the crowd. Like a year and a half ago, no one could recognize me. So it is not really that difficult I guess to play without a crowd.”
However, Coco Gauff also said, “Obviously, I prefer a crowd. But I just keep myself motivated. “ Besides, she also added, “But I kind of like it. It is calm and obviously different. But I do not dislike it.”
In addition to this, Gauff also talked about the significance of having a crowd in the U.S.Open. “Particularly in New York, knowing that the New York crowd is crazy, there is possibly a disadvantage for the American players”, she said.
Coco Gauff mentioned how important it is to cheer for oneself in the absence of a crowd. She shared, “From my experience, a crowd for me can definitely change a match. So it will be different. But at the end of the day, you have to be your own best cheerleader on the court.” Moreover, The tournament will start on 31st August in New York.