“The reason why I dream so big"
This ability to take everything in her stride, from coming through the qualifying competition to beating Venus Williams to reaching the fourth round, comes directly from her parents, Corey and Candi. Dad is the coach and mum is… well, she is just mum. Candi does what all mums do: she provides the glue to keep everyone and everything together. Although she is getting a bit overexcited as her daughter scythes through the rounds.
“They have the biggest input, especially my mom,” Cori said. “She definitely changed my mindset in how I look on things. My dad, he's the reason why I dream so big. I think the kind of believing part of my dad and the more stay focused, stay calm of my mom is like a good mix. They definitely work together well to tell me the right things.
“My mom kind of has to coach my dad sometimes because she doesn't really like to play the coach role, because I already have my dad as my coach. She just likes to play the mother role. Sometimes she tells him things, mostly not really dealing with tennis, but just dealing with how I act, how composed I stay on the court.”