The 16-year old tennis sensation Coco Gauff loses to Anastasija Sevastova by 6-3 5-7 6-4. in the first round at the Flushing Meadows. However, the Wimbledon star doesn’t blame coronavirus for the defeat, as earlier suggested by many.
Since Gauff is still very early in her career and is still a teenager, many have come forward to say that the absence of play and coronavirus has had a negative impact on the player. The American, while disagreeing with this view, said, “I think in the break I was able to work on a lot of things that normally I would not.”
Besides, she also added, “Normally when you are a young player, you take training blocks. I don’t think it hurt me so much.” For Gauff, the integral part is getting matches under her belt and gaining experience from the tours.
She said, “The main part that hurt was just getting matches under my belt, getting experience. That is what I need on tours.” Besides, she also added, “I am playing against people older than me who have been in more difficult situations than I have.”
Gauff Will Now Get Ready For Doubles Match And The Singles In Europe
Talking about the match, Gauff said, “I could have played better today.”
Now Coco will be seen playing in the French Open, which is scheduled to start on 21 September. She said after the match,” I am just going to get back to work and get ready for the French Open. Right now losses hurt. I mean, I am disappointed.”
However, she also said, ” I am going back to practice tomorrow and hopefully do my best in the doubles. And then prepare for the singles in Europe.”