3 losses at WTA Finals amount to 4th most successful tournament of Gauff's career

3 losses at WTA Finals amount to 4th most successful tournament of Gauff's career

by Zlatko Vodenicharov

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Without a doubt, Coco Gauff is a future of the American tennis and she made her mark on the WTA Tour already in 2022.

It feels that the 18-years-old American has been around for ages despite her young age since she turned professional already three years ago. However, Coco Gauff is still a teenager and that's why her accomplishments have to be appreciated even more as the closest ranked teenager in the WTA Rankings is 75th Emma Raducanu.

In 2022, the young American enjoyed the best season of her career despite ending it without a trophy. She played her first Grand Slam singles final at the Roland Garros and also qualified for the 2022 WTA Finals as world no. 4, which is her career-high.

Moreover, Gauff became world no. 1 in doubles this year and played also quarterfinals at the US Open. However, the year-end competition wasn't anywhere close to how she would imagine her debut, especially in front of the home crowd in Fort Worth.

Gauff lost all six matches she played as she competed in both singles and doubles alongside Jessica Pegula. As her doubles partner discussed, losing so much is not something tennis players are used to as they usually have to start a new tournament next week after losing a match.

Yet, despite losing all three matches at the 2022 WTA Finals, Gauff recorded her fourth best result in her career in terms of points. Previously, she played two Grand Slam quarterfinals that brought her 430 points.

She also played one major final this year that she earned 1300 points for, but her fourth best result was from Rome last year where she played semifinals and got 350 points for it.

As players are rewarded for every match played at the WTA Finals, Gauff collected 125 points for every loss that amounted to 375 points for the tournament - her fourth best career result.


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