Gauff 'Wanted More' From Her Coaches In Shock Wimbledon Loss But Takes Blame

Gauff 'Wanted More' From Her Coaches In Shock Wimbledon Loss But Takes Blame

by Zachary Wimer

Coco Gauff explained how she wanted more from her coaches after her loss at the 2024 Wimbledon Championships while still accepting blame for the defeat.

The American had a really strong chance of making a good run at SW19 this year. She was doing really well for a while, but then came a match with compatriot Emma Navarro, and it proved too much for the 20-year-old.

Losing in straight sets to Navarro was certainly a loss that caught her off-guard, and after the match, the American admitted that she wanted more from her coaches, Brad Gilbert and Jean-Christophe Faurel, during the match, as she couldn't find any solutions.

"We had a game plan going in. I felt that it wasn’t working. I don’t always ask for advice on the box. Today was one of those rare moments where I felt I didn’t have solutions."

"I don’t want to say I didn’t have any because I think I’m a capable player of coming up with some. I think today mentally there was a lot going on. I felt like I wanted more direction from the box. It’s happened before."

The 2023 US Open winner felt that the three of them weren't really synchronized, but she still accepted the blame for the defeat, recognizing that she is the one that has to fight on the tennis court.

"I wouldn’t say it’s happened before with the combination of JC and Brad, but it’s happened before in the past where I felt like I needed more direction. They usually give me something."

"I felt today I don’t think we were all in sync. It’s no one’s blame except myself. I mean, I’m the player out there. I have to make decisions for myself on the court."

She really didn't look like a player who knew what to do, and outside of an early break in the first set, Gauff was totally neutralized. Unfortunately, neither she nor the team found a solution, and now they will focus on the Olympics.


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