“I'm trying to hit the next gear of my game. I feel like I have the foundation in my game. Now it's building around that, it's building the house, I guess. I have the land and I need to build the house on top of it, make it as extravagant and big and pretty as possible.
“That's a good way to put it. I never thought about it like that.”
It's a typically fun analogy from the ambitious Gauff, who ousted three seeds for the title including Belinda Bencic, Liudmila Samsonova and Sakkari, to become the youngest WTA champion in the history of the tournament.
The "rebuild" with Riba and Gilbert, the previous coach of Andy Murray, Andy Roddick and Andre Agassi, has launched with the perfect start.