Coco Gauff has had a fantastic season so far. She has a win-loss record of 31-12 and also claimed her second career WTA singles title. She reached a career-high ranking of World No.23 on 14th June. Meanwhile, she was selected for the Tokyo Olympic Games, but a deadly virus forced her to withdraw.
However, World No.24 is competing at the WTA 1000 event in Montreal, Canada, after recovery from the Coronavirus. Therein, she unveiled her quarantine experience in the first round match press conference.
“The timing of it was terrible. The actual experience wasn’t too bad. I didn’t have any symptoms other than loss of smell. My dad and my brother had it at the same time as me, so I didn’t have to quarantine alone,” Gauff said.
A 17-year-old American further continued, “They also didn’t have many symptoms. We were one of the lucky ones. I know, unfortunately, other people weren’t as lucky. I’m super grateful that I was able to come out of it unharmed and unscarred.”
Coco Gauff Powers Past Anastasija Sevastova Into Montreal 2021 Second Round
No.15 seeded Gauff stunned formidable Sevastova in straight sets(6-1, 6-4) en route to the second round of the Canadian Open 2021. Most notably, American overcame the Latvian for the first time in the four meetings(1-3).
Speaking about the match, Coco Gauff explained, “Sevastova obviously gave me problems in previous matches. Even today, she’s still a tough opponent. Today I just came out on top. She can mix up the game really well, which is what you don’t often see on the women’s tour.”
“It’s definitely troublesome. But what I adjusted today was just focusing more on myself and not about what she does on her side of the court. I think in the past, I overthink what she can do. Sometimes it’s just better to make your opponent play the ball,” the NextGen added.
At the round of 32, Gauff will lock horns with Anastasia Potapova. American leads Russian 1-0 in their head-to-head series.