Gauff reveals aspirations of winning a Grand Slam in 2022

After having a breakthrough season last year, Coco Gauff has revealed her lofty goals for the near future, with one of them being to win a Grand Slam.

The 17-year old is the youngest ranked player in the Top 100, having attained a career-high ranking of World No.17 in November. Furthermore, she reached her maiden Grand Slam quarterfinals at the French Open last year, losing to eventual champion Barbora Krejcikova.

Nonetheless, the American believes there is more work to be done, and revealed her mindset for the near future.

“I definitely feel ready. I would say honestly I think I felt ready pretty much after 2019 Wimbledon," said Gauff in an interview with Eurosport. “Going into that tournament obviously it wasn’t something I expected to win well. But I think making second weeks in multiple Grand Slams, I think it shows that I can play at that level.

“Obviously the last two or three matches you [have] really got to bring your game. I think that’s what we worked on, fine-tuning some things so in the quarter-final, semi-final matches, you can get through those."

With her confidence growing after each match, the American revealed an ambitious goal of hers.

“The biggest target is winning a Grand Slam," disclosed Gauff. "That’s the goal. But for me also just continuing to be a better person and better player on the court.

“I would say handling my emotions a little bit better are something I need to work on, and I worked on… Hopefully when there’s more adversity going on in the matches, I can still keep that straight face, I don’t really know, that poker face in the match.”

Gauff was in action at the Adelaide International I, but fell after a three-set tussle with World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty in the Round of 16.

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