"Worst week of the year for me" - Gauff disappointed after WTA Finals

"Worst week of the year for me" - Gauff disappointed after WTA Finals

by Balasz Virag

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Coco Gauff became the youngest WTA player to qualify for the WTA Finals since Maria Sharapova but she couldn't advance to semifinals as the Russian did in 2005.

The 18-years-old American lost all six matches that she played at the 2022 WTA Finals. Three of those in singles and three in doubles alongside Jessica Pegula. However, despite the painful exit and last match against world no. 1 in the WTA Rankings, Iga Swiatek, in which she couldn't win more than three games, Coco Gauff will remember only positives from her debut at the year-end competition and take it was motivation.

"It just wasn’t my day. It wasn’t my week. But it’s okay,” said Gauff. "It’s probably the worst week of the year for me. I’ve never lost so much so fast. So, it’s an adjustment."

"It gives me a lot of motivation to do better because losing sucks," Gauff said. "I guess for me, I’m gonna remember this feeling (from the WTA Finals) and use it to feel when I practice andwhen I play. The goal is to try to qualify again next year."

Now, the teenager will move to Glasgow where she will represent her country at the 2022 Billie Jean King Cup Finals. Trying to forget her losses from Fort Worth, Gauff focuses on the event in Scotland, where she will rely also on the support of her team and teammates.

"Going to the BJK Cup I think will be better. I have a team and teammates who are ready to play. So I think right now, my mindset is just on that. And try not to dwell too much on this because I still have a team I need to be there. I’m kind of grateful that I have that tournament because it’d be an awful way to end the year on this."


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