“Rough travel day but the grind doesn't stop”: Coco Gauff updates fans from China as she gears up for Beijing Open

Wednesday, 27 September 2023 at 22:00
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Coco Gauff updates her fans from China as she prepares for her participation in the Beijing Open.
World No. 3 has entered a new category following her US Open title, marking her first Grand Slam victory. Coco Gauff had incredible weeks on the hardcourt swing, winning her first WTA 500, first WTA 1000, and first Grand Slam.
The 19-year-old Gauff traveled to China for the WTA 1000 Beijing Open, entering as the third seed behind Aryna Sabalenka and Iga Swiatek. She will make her debut next week, aiming to maintain her impressive streak.
Since her exit in the first round at Wimbledon, the American has accumulated a record of 18-1. Nevertheless, Gauff hasn't stopped working and is currently training in the Chinese capital.
Despite the time difference between the United States and China, Gauff is training and maintaining her focus on the upcoming challenge. She shared a video of herself during a training session on social media with a message to update her fans:
"Heyyy... Post 30-hour travel day practice. Rough travel day but the grind doesn't stop," she wrote.
The North American is undoubtedly experiencing the best moment of her career, as her outstanding performance at the US Open demonstrated. Her path at Flushing Meadows included victories over Caroline Wozniacki (6-3, 3-6, 6-1), Jelena Ostapenko (6-0, 6-2), and Karolina Muchova (6-4, 7-5), leading to her second Grand Slam final, this time against Aryna Sabalenka.
In the 2022 French Open, she faced Iga Swiatek but couldn't overcome the inspired world No. 1, who defeated her 6-1, 6-4 and eventually became the champion of the tournament.
However, this time the story was different for Gauff. With the support of the crowd, she managed to turn around an inconsistent first set in which Sabalenka took a 6-2 lead. The American didn't lose her spirit despite the partial adversity and Sabalenka's high level, staging a strong comeback to win the match 2-6, 6-3, 6-2.
With this victory, Gauff brings another US Open title to the United States in her home tournament, the last being in 2017 with Sloane Stephens as the champion

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