Balancing those two things and the pressure from people who expect her to already be competing for Grand Slam titles has been even more difficult but like she has done throughout her young career, she seems to have achieved it effortlessly.
Like a duck below water, though, it has not always been as easy as she makes it look.
“Balancing schooling and tennis it was honestly very difficult, just because I feel like tennis or at least in Grand Slams in particular…for me personally I get more mentally exhausted than physically,” she explained. “Physically I can play 20 more matches and mentally I'm barely grinding through this.
“So I think adding school to that was definitely a toll and I was so thankful that the teachers that I did have were very understanding of when I didn't submit work for a couple weeks and they never really bothered me, they knew I was playing.
“I'm very thankful for them because that could have been a lot more stressful if they weren't as understanding, which they probably could have been more because there was a lot of weeks I went without submitting work, but I got it done.”
Gauff excelled in history, especially World War 1 and World War 2 but says she’s delighted she doesn’t have to do any more maths.
“I hated that,” she said. “I'm so glad it's over. I know that it's something that you need every day. My dad is a math guy. He's like, You need to be good at math, and I'm like, Dad, listen, that's just something that I'm not going to do. There's a calculator for a reason and there's all these apps for a reason. You can, if you want to figure it out on paper, you do it.”