"She really values being a great person and has great morals": Shelby Rogers full of praise for Gauff both on and off the court

America’s Shelby Rogers believes one of the reasons behind the success of tennis star Coco Gauff is her ability to grow, both on and off the court.

The 19-year-old lived up to the hype and expectations after winning her maiden Grand Slam title at the US Open 2023 by beating the current world number one Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka in the final with a score of 2-6, 6-3, 6-2.

Rogers was quoted in a report recently where she heaped praise on the young American sensation and believes that her recent success is down to how she has improved, both on and off the court.

"Oh it's awesome and just to see how she's just grown and matured as a person as well off the court," said the 30-year-old. "Like not only her tennis game is just there's so much room for improvement there.

“But her as a person is just really inspiring too because she really values being a great person and has great morals," she continued. "And just, you know, she has a very charismatic personality and she seems to be handling everything really well."

Gauff’s victory in the US Open came on the back of an impressive run after Wimbledon where she was knocked out of the competition from the first round after losing to Sofia Kenin with a score of 6-4, 4-6, 6-2.

Since that result, Gauff went on to win the Citi Open by beating Greece’s Maria Sakkari in the final with a score of 6-2, 6-3.

She later went on to clinch the Cincinnati Open (Western & Southern Open) by beating Czech Republic’s Karolina Muchova in the final with a score of 6-3, 6-4.

In between that, Gauff was on the losing side in the National Bank Canadian Open in the quarterfinal against fellow American Jessica Pegula who came out on top with a score of 6-2, 5-7, 7-5.

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