Gauff emerged ahead of Shuai Zhang as the best doubles player in the world after another strong run for the American. She's won a couple of trophies, played in two finals (US Open last year and French Open this year) and it's something she thinks is pretty cool:
"Being No.1 is pretty cool. I have no words. ... I didn't really know it was coming this week and what I had to do. But [Pegula] told me yesterday. As a kid, I'm going to be honest with you, I didn't even know there was separate rankings for singles and doubles. But when I got on tour and when I realized I could do well in doubles, yes. ... I wanted to. I mean, who wouldn't want to be No.1 in anything?"
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Her partner Pegula was rather happy about it too and she's not too shabby herself being ranked in the top 10 of both singles and doubles as of today:
"I'm so glad that I could help [Gauff] get there today. I think we're No. 1 in the Race and the top two Americans in singles. So it's been a pretty cool little journey that we're on together, even though I'm ten years older."