Coco Gauff: One Of My Dreams Is Winning A Gold Medal, Any Gold Medal

by Staff | August 7th, 2023, 8:01 pm
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Following her biggest career title in Washington Sunday, Coco Gauff is already in Montreal where she met the Canadian Open media this afternoon.

Gauff said one of her biggest goals ahead is winning a gold medal, and it doesn’t matter in what event.

“One of my biggest dreams is to win a gold medal,” Gauff said. “I think it’s one of the things that it does not matter what event it’s in. A gold medal is a gold medal. I feel like the grand slams is definitely way cooler to win a singles one than a doubles one.”

Gauff, who added Brad Gilbert to her team last week, and already her forehand has made improvements.

“It’s obviously something that I needed to work on and it has gotten better,” she said. “A lot of people don’t realize it’s not easy to fix things while you’re playing. I didn’t want to take time off from playing.

“So it’s something that I needed to work on, and it’s still something I needed to work on. And even on my backhand side, there’s shots that I think that I can work on that wing too.

“I think that last week I did get better at it but a lot of things in my game I think still need to improve a lot more.”

Gauff is a 2-time quarterfinalist in Canada, and with her big win in D.C. she continues to be a strong choice in the odds to win the US Open. But with Jessica Pegula in the quarters and then Iga Swiatek in the semifinals, it’s no easy road this week. Gauff and Pegula won the doubles title last year in Toronto.

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