Gauff's Doubles Ranking To Plummet To Two-Year Low After Shock Miami Loss

Gauff's Doubles Ranking To Plummet To Two-Year Low After Shock Miami Loss

by Zachary Wimer

Coco Gauff hinted last year at not playing as much doubles, and her rankings will plummet to a two-year low after an early exit from the 2024 Miami Open.

The 20-year-old American has been one of the rare players to play doubles alongside singles on the WTA Tour. She was so good for a time and played so much that she became world number one, which was a nice achievement in her still young career.

Things are quite different now in 2024. She hasn't played that much doubles this year, and obviously, her ranking suffered. Gauff has targeted focusing more on the singles than the doubles.

The only reason she stated that she was playing doubles with Pegula was because of this year's Olympics. It's assumed that they will pair up, so some practice time was needed.

It didn't go that well in their most recent match. Gauff and Pegula teamed up for the Miami Open, but they lost to Ashlyn Krueger and Sloane Stephens in a competitive three-set match.

The final score was 6-3, 1-6, and 10-8 for the other American duo. As a consequence of that shocking loss, Gauff will drop to her lowest doubles rankings in two years. Her peak came in August 2022, when she was ranked as the world's number one doubles player.

Earlier that year, Gauff was ranked 24th in February, which was her lowest rank before this upcoming one. With this loss, Gauff will drop down to at least number 17, which is the lowest she's been since February of 2022.

The drop in rankings has nothing to do with her skill as a doubles player but simply inactivity. She hasn't played enough this year, as she has only played four doubles matches so far. By this time last year, she was up to 14 matches, a lot more than this year.


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