'World Doesn't Revolve Around Americans': Gauff On Challenging Schedule

'World Doesn't Revolve Around Americans': Gauff On Challenging Schedule

by Zachary Wimer

Many people have complained about the brutal tennis schedule, but it doesn't bother Coco Gauff as much as she's still young.

Tennis is a traveling sport because players are rarely ever in the same place for consecutive weeks. Gauff knowns that best as an American because the WTA Tour is mostly played outside of the United States.

There are plenty of weeks where she'll able to enjoy tennis back home but for the most part, the American is on the road. That gets old pretty quickly because traveling all the time might sound fun, but it really isn't for many players.

Many are talking about the constant travel, but it doesn't bother her as much. She'd like more events in the United States, but the world doesn't revolve around the Americans, according to Gauff who spoke ahead of the 2024 Qatar Open, where she's set to compete.

"Yeah, it's weird, but also, at the same time, the tour doesn't revolve around Americans, so I can't complain about the long flights. It definitely doesn't revolve around us."

"So it would be cool in fact if every tournament was in the U.S., but no, I mean, honestly the flights aren't too bad for me right now. I'm young. But I think anything over eight hours all kind of feels the same."

One thing that remains to be seen is how it will go for Gauff during the US swing. She opened the year with a trophy in Auckland and hopes to add more in the coming months.

"Regardless, going to Europe or here, pretty much feels the same. I'm falling asleep anyway. Yeah, some people stayed in Australia and came straight here. The world doesn't revolve around Americans."

A good chance will come during the US swing, considering that it was in the United States where she started her incredible winning streak last year that led to her historic US Open win.

"I have no problem following the tour. Yeah, I am really excited for the U.S. swing, though. I think that is where I have the most fun on tour."


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