Cori Gauff admits being a good person is something she extremely values as she reveals “she would rather be known as a great person than a great athlete.” Gauff, 18, is one of the most talented players on the WTA Tour as she is already a Grand Slam finalist and has been ranked as high as No 4 in the world.
“I guess as an athlete, somebody who is fun to watch, somebody who can dominate the game and somebody who is successful in the game. But as a person, I guess I would rather be known as a great person than a great athlete.
If I could be known as both, that would be pretty cool. I just think for me, I hope that I made a difference in this world when I’m gone. When I’m gone, I hope people say ‘man, she [Coco Gauff] really was a great person’,” Gauff told Her Way, per Sportskeeda.
Gauff constantly learning and evolving
Last year, Gauff made her first Grand Slam final at the French Open before losing to Iga Swiatek. The French Open final defeat was definitely something that disappointed Gauff. But when the 2022 season ended and Gauff had a chance to objectively reflect on her year, she realized that it was a “really good year.” “It was a really good year.
I mean, you know, when you experience those down parts of losing a Grand Slam final and losing those tough matches, it makes you feel like you didn’t do good. But I guess if you look at it overall, it was definitely an amazing year for me, the best year of my career so far.
And I think that’s kind of what I want. I want every year to do the best year of my career so far, and like, that’s what I love to see,” Gauff said. Meanwhile, Gauff had a disappointing end to her Australian Open run. Gauff came to Australia hoping to become a Grand Slam champion but her run at Melbourne Park came to an end in the third round following a surprise defeat to Jelena Ostapenko.
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