'Great Role Model' Gauff 'Can Bring So Much To This Sport' According To Corretja

'Great Role Model' Gauff 'Can Bring So Much To This Sport' According To Corretja

by Jake Davies

Coco Gauff continues to receive so much praise for her US Open win, including from two-time French Open runner-up Alex Corretja.

Coco Gauff has rode the momentum in recent months, having picked up her biggest title to date at Washington, following that up with a memorable title win in Cincinnati and then she achieved her biggest ambition of taking home the US Open title.

She has won a big 18 of her last 19 matches, comfortably the longest run of form she has sustained at tour-level to this point. But many people like Alex Corretja recognise the qualities she brings off the court that can not only bring a new generation of fans into tennis, but keep them there, too.

"I like the way she behaves on the court and off the court. She is a great role model. I don't know if she's aware of how important she is for the sport, for tennis itself. I think she's young, she's enjoying her rise. She's well-mannered, well-educated and she can bring so much to this sport. And not just to sport but to life in general."

A prominent part to Gauff's rise as a person has been how thoroughly endearing she has been when addressing issues that go beyond what takes place on a tennis court. Corretja mentioned this additionally.

"I think we should look at Coco Gauff as an example."

In addition to this, the Spaniard detailed certain elements of Gauff's game that might give motivation to some unconventional and less powerful styles to thrive even more on the WTA Tour.

"She won with a different kind of tennis than we are used to on the women's tour. She's very clever playing with heights and different speeds. It's very optimistic for the future of the girls that sometimes feel like if they're not too tall, they don't hit strong, they can't win tennis matches."


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