Coco Gauff has had a stellar season this time on tour. She made progress in both singles and doubles. Gauff played 115 matches in total and is now enjoying her off-season. She will be taking a rest for a few weeks as the tour will start in January. While the other stars are spending their vacations on beaches, Gauff has chosen to spend her time learning other sports.
The young star was seen trying out squash and was rallying like she was on the court. Gauff later admitted that she was getting to know the game and was trying out a new sport every other week. She said, “Haha, only my 2nd time playing my first time was over a year ago lollll. I have zero clue what i’m doing.” Gauff joked that tennis is still the best racket sport.
haha only my 2nd time playing😭 my first time was over a year ago lollll. I have zero clue what i’m doing😂
— Coco Gauff (@CocoGauff) November 28, 2023
The American player has made new strides this season and is expected to go higher next year. Gauff collected four titles in singles and two titles in doubles in 2023. She partnered with Jessica Pegula as the pair reached four finals, including two consecutive championship matches. They also played at the WTA Finals in Cancun and lost all three of their group matches.
Coco Gauff is looking to occupy the top spot in rankings next season
Gauff achieved personal milestones on the tour this season. She entered the top three of the rankings for the first time in her career. The 19-year-old was ranked No. 6 before winning her first grand slam title at the US Open in September. She will now look to be crowned world No. 1 in the 2024 season. Gauff will face stiff competition, but she has shown her form when playing against the top seeds.
The world No. 3 won 51 matches in the season and registered the longest winning streak of this season by winning 16 matches. Gauff became the first teenager to win 50 matches in a season since Caroline Wozniacki in 2009. Along with her success in singles, Gauff also won 36 matches in doubles. She ended the season with a semifinal finish in singles at the WTA Finals.
2023 is season officially over. hard to sum of this season in a few words. I saw my darkest and brightest days of my life this year. I am proud of myself. God’s plan❤️ pic.twitter.com/tpOlOC4Vgh
— Coco Gauff (@CocoGauff) November 6, 2023
The 2024 season will see Gauff improve her track record at the Australian Open and Wimbledon. These two events have been the only grand slams where she has not gone past the fourth round. Gauff is six wins away from 50 grand slam victories and 25 wins away from completing 200 career victories. Gauff will begin her quest for history once again in January.