Gauff keeps on gaining and gaining
The warning signs were there. American teenage sensation Coco Gauff lifted the trophies in singles and doubles in Parma, Italy, ahead of jetting to Paris.
The 17-year-old, sharpening her competitive skills in UNO card games with her parents, flourished on the major stage to surge into a first Grand Slam quarter-final.
Junior champion in 2018, qualifying round two in 2019, second round in 2020, what a rise in her favourite city.
Gauff broke all sorts of milestones again, particularly as the youngest woman to reach a major quarter-final since Nicole Vaidisova at Roland-Garros 2006. The world No.25 was also the youngest American to reach a Grand Slam quarter-final since Venus Williams at the 1997 US Open.
Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised by this incredible talent anymore.