Coco Gauff is dreaming of a Wimbledon final after defeating Kaja Juvan in the third round.
On Saturday, the young American excelled on Centre Court.
Coco Gauff has revealed how she hopes to compete in the women’s Wimbledon final next week. On Saturday, the 17-year-old American strolled over Slovenian Kaja Juvan on Centre Court and hopes to play in the showpiece women’s match at SW19.
Gauff defeated Juvan 6-3, 6-3 in front of a boisterous audience on Centre Court, who cheered her on from the start.
So far in this year’s Wimbledon tournament, the 20th seed has impressed, winning in straight sets in the first, second, and third rounds.
She’s now matched her greatest Wimbledon performance, reaching the last 16 in both 2018 and 2019, and she’s hoping to go even further this year.
Gauff addressed the Centre Court crowd after her last victory, and she was as articulate as ever.
Following her win, Gauff was asked if she felt at home on Wimbledon’s grandest platform two years after making her Central Court debut.
“I wasn’t as apprehensive coming in today as I was in my second round,” Gauff explained.
“However, whether you’re pulling for me or not, you guys always bring the excitement to the court.
“It feels great to be on this court, and I’m incredibly grateful that the tournament has allowed me to play here.
“Thank you for allowing a 17-year-old to play here. It is not often that a 17-year-old gets to play here.”
Gauff’s match energy has been well commended, and it was mentioned in her post-match interview.
The adolescent attributed her tenacious demeanor to her ambition to win every single point she competes for.
“Honestly, it’s not that difficult; it’s just that I’m so desperate to win,” she explained. Every point, I give it my all.
“So, yeah, to me, I mean, I want to win so much that every time I step on the court, I’m going to give it my all.”
Gauff will meet Angelique Kerber, a former Wimbledon champion, in the last 16 on Monday.
Gauff has revealed how she hopes to return to Centre Court in next week’s final ahead of her match against the 25th seed.
“I dream about it, but I want to take it one match at a time and focus on the one in front of me,” she added.
“Obviously, the goal is to be in front of you guys next week, but I believe it is critical that I focus solely on the match.”Brinkwire Summary News”.