When asked about some of her on-court gestures made during her win against Shuai Zhang at the US Open, Coco Gauff went on to explain that one of them looked like a «throat slit» for a fan.
I didn’t mind the flick of the finger, but the throat slitting gesture doesn’t belong in tennis or any other sport.
Anyway, big win Coco! Good luck in the next round against Caroline Garcia. — PL (@P_L_SATX) September 4, 2022
“That was a City Girls ‘period,’” Gauff explained. “It’s a City Girls summer.
Period. That’s what it is,» Gauff told reporters. Seeing that the reporter was confused, Gauff added, “JT, Yung Miami, don’t you know? I have my nails long, it’s supposed to be that way. He is feeding off the crowd.”
To clear up any further confusion, Gauff tweeted about the misunderstanding. “It wasn’t meant to come out any other way. I had a City Girls song stuck in my head the whole game. So I was saying PERIOD in my head,» Gauff tweeted.
lol you’re right…it wasn’t meant to come out any other way. I had a City Girls song stuck in my head the whole game. So I was saying PERIOD in my head 😭 — Coco Gauff (@CocoGauff) September 4, 2022
Here is the song called «Period» by City Girls.
Kozlov impressed by Gauff’s behavior on the pitch
After Coco Gauff booked her place in the US Open quarterfinals by defeating Shuai Zhang, ATP No. 111 Stefan Kozlov congratulated the American tennis icon on her behavior on the court, placing the youngster from 18 years above any athlete in the world, including tennis stars. like Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.
«Coco Gauff is the most impressive athlete I have ever seen. Sky-high attitude, relentless fighting spirit,» Kozlov wrote. Coco Gauff defeated Shuai Zhang 7-5, 7-5 in one hour and 56 minutes in their fourth round match.
Gauff had 33 game winners to Zhang’s 26 and 25 unforced errors to Zhang’s 29. Unfortunately for Gauff, she was stopped in the 2022 US Open quarterfinals. The 17th-seeded Garcia defeated 12th-seeded Coco Gauff 6-3, 6-4 in one hour and 37 minutes. .