‘Coco Gauff has no weaknesses’ – Top analyst tips teen for US Open glory
Mats Wilander believes Coco Gauff is ready to win the US Open, saying there are ‘no holes’ in her game.
Gauff is just 18-years-old but has been on the radar for three years already. She gave a tantalising preview of her potential by reaching the French Open final this year.
However, after watching her beat Zhang Shuai 7-5, 7-5 to move menacingly into the quarterfinals, Wilander thinks she can go one better in New York.
“Both Coco Gauff and Zhang were hitting the ball as hard as they could today, but the difference is Coco Gauff she can do that, but also defend,” Wilander told Eurosport.
“Her court coverage is absolutely brilliant and she is as good on the backhand side as she is on the forehand.
“Yes, it’s true that maybe some of her swings on the forehand side are a little too long, and you can get in there with something that is very quick and doesn’t bounce very high, but today she is very good at going forwards into the court, taking the ball early if she can, coming back, defending, taking a step back. She really in the total package.
“When I see her play like that, it’s very difficult to find a weakness. Of course, we saw them in the finals against Iga Swiatek in Paris, but here on hard courts, she doesn’t have a hole in her game.”
Gauff will play the in-form Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia in the US Open last eight on Tuesday.
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