Coco Gauff looks back on the US Open impressed with her performances: "I'm super proud"

Wednesday, 07 September 2022 at 14:30
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Coco Gauff made it to the quarter finals of this years US Open. Gauff beat Leolia Jeanjean, Elena-Gabriela Ruse, fellow American Madison Keys and Zhang Shuai to get to the Quarters at the Arthur Ashe stadium.
However her tournament journey came to an end in the quarter finals when she was beaten 6-3 and 6-4 in straight sets against Caroline Garcia.
However overall Gauff was impressed with her performances over the tournament despite being knocked out in the last 8 as she explained in a recent interview.
"Overall, I'm super proud of myself at this tournament, but I'm hungry for more. So maybe next year.
"I think after this I'll have some time to reflect. I don't have any tournaments for a while, so I'll try to reflect on the season as a whole. For me, it's hard to balance being proud and being disappointed. So I think I'm learning more to not be so disappointed in myself."
"Really I'm just proud of how I was able to come through this week. After everything that happened in Cincinnati, I didn't tell anyone, but I didn't think it was going to be that good of a tournament for me."
"I think it was good, I was able to bounce back. I really proved to myself mentally that I can come out of these tough situations and do it. First quarter-final, too, at the US Open, so there's a lot to be proud of."
The American international also mentioned how much Serena and Venus Williams inspired her and credited them during the interview.
"For me, for any kid, but especially ones that look like me, I think for the most part, just continue to do what you want to do, no matter what people say,"
"I think for me, the Williams sisters definitely inspired me to play tennis because I saw someone like me playing in a sport with not a lot of people looking like me. I hope I can be that for other kids."
"Yeah, that's all I can say really. Just continue to be our authentic selves. Don't try to feed into any stereotypes, just be you."

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