Coco Gauff speaks ahead of Volvo Car Open Charleston debut
The 17-year old American is set to make her Volvo Car Open Charleston debut this week and her progress is key heading into it.
Wherever the young American phenom goes she has eyes on her. The interest of the media and general curiosity about her is large, due to her meteoric rise in the world of tennis while still being a teenager. For Gauff it has been challenging at times but she is focused on her journey and path:
"For me, I think I was just trying not to be on social media as much because a lot of people have opinions on you and how they think you should play. But I think it's important that you focus on your journey, your path, and you're going to have a different path than other players. That's what I've been working on lately, is just focusing on my journey and my path."
She admitted that she is impatient sometimes wanting results to come fast despite still figuring out how she wants to play:
"I think you want results to happen fast, but I'm also still developing my game and figuring out how I want to play on the court and how I want to construct my points. So it's just definitely a learning process and I feel like with every tournament, even though some tournaments I don't do as well as others, I feel like with each one I'm getting better and getting closer to figuring out my game and figuring out what I like to do."