"She is going to get in the Top 10" - Former WTA star speaks on Coco Gauff's potential
The American, who was projected to become the World No. 10, was edged out by Daria Kasatkina after she won the trophy in San Jose and ensured her return to the elite club instead.
Speaking about the same in a recent interview with the Tennis Channel, former WTA player CiCi Bellis said the breakthrough is bound to come sooner rather than later for Gauff. She said Gauff was playing some really good tennis and was bound to break into the top 10 "any week".
"Yeah, I mean Coco, she is playing so well she is gonna get to the Top 10 [in the WTA world rankings]," Bellis said, adding, "Whether it was last week, this week, or the coming week, any week. She is gonna get there."
Gauff, who is in the midst of a career-best season this year, will eye another strong run at the National Bank Open (Rogers Cup) to boost her chances ahead of her home Grand Slam — the US Open, which is scheduled to get underway at the end of the month.
The 18-year old breezed past Madison Brengle in the opening round in Toronto, and will face reigning Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina in the second round.