Australian Open: Facing a Grand Slam champion like Emma Raducanu so early in a significant just isn’t ideally suited, says Coco Gauff2 min read
Australian Open 2022: USA’s World No.7 Coco Gauff stated that dealing with Emma Raducanu within the second spherical at Rod Laver Arena gained’t be straightforward for her.
New Delhi,UPDATED: Jan 17, 2023 23:09 IST
Facing a Grand Slam champion like Raducanu so early in a significant just isn’t ideally suited, says Gauff. Courtesy: AP
By India Today Web Desk: World No.7 Coco Gauff admitted that dealing with US Open 2021 Women’s singles champion Emma Raducanu within the second spherical of Australian Open will likely be a tricky activity. On Wednesday, January 17, Gauff and Raducanu will lock horns on the Rod Laver Arena.
Gauff, who as soon as defeated the likes of Naomi Osaka and Venus Williams on the age of 15, stated that she must be at her best possible in opposition to Raducanu.
Gauff, within the meantime, stated that she resorted to boxing to meet her dream of successful a Grand Slam. Last 12 months, Gauff superior to the French Open ultimate, however misplaced to World No.1 Iga Swiatek. But having gained the ASB Classic in Auckland just lately, Gauff is in spectacular kind.
“Facing a Grand Slam champion like Emma Raducanu so early in a major is not ideal, but like my dad always says: ‘To be the best you have to beat the best’.
“To help me follow in Emma’s footsteps and win a Slam, I added a new activity into my pre-season training – boxing,” Gauff was quoted as saying in her column for BBC.
“My fitness trainer wanted me to box to help improve balance and so I went down to a gym near where I live in Florida,” she said.
“I’m not a fighter – even though I have trained in the past with Mike Tyson. If someone came up and punched me I would be out first punch!” Gauff added.
Gauff, on Monday, January 17, defeated Czech Republic’s Katerina Siniakova 6-1, 6-4 and superior to the second spherical. In the second set she was trailing 2-4, however made a comeback to shut out the match.
The 20-year-old Raducanu, however, will likely be going into the match after beating Germany’s Tamara Korpatsch 6-3, 6-2 on Monday at 1573 Arena.
Jan 17, 2023