Sharapova anticipates Gauff's adept handling of successes and setbacks post-US Open triumph
Posted : 28 September 2023
Coco Gauff is set to compete at the China Open, her first tournament since winning the US Open at 19, a victory hailed by Maria Sharapova who believes Gauff embodies the "full package" and has the resilience to navigate the highs and lows of tennis.
She forsees her potential to transcend the sport into various areas like entertainment, culture, and fashion.
Sharapova emphasized Gauff's unique voice, competitiveness, and strong support system, expressing confidence that Gauff's journey, albeit taking a bit longer, will equip her to handle the challenges that come her way and make her wins special despite the inevitable ups and downs in sports.
Additionally, Sharapova voiced her hope for Ons Jabeur to clinch her first Grand Slam title and lauded the promising future of both women's and men's tennis with players like Gauff and Carlos Alcaraz, appreciating their distinct styles and contributions to the game.