Cori Gauff hopes to emulate the Williams sisters and be a great role model and inspiration to children around the world. On Thursday, the 18-year-old Gauff suffered a US Open quarterfinal loss to Caroline Garcia. Gauff was hoping to clinch her first Grand Slam title at this year’s US Open, but she will have to wait for another opportunity to become a Major champion.
After leaving the US Open, Gauff spoke about how Serena and Venus Williams inspired her to pursue a career in tennis. «For me, for any kid, but especially kids like me, I think for the most part, just keep doing what you want to do, no matter what people say,» she said.
«I think for me, the Williams sisters definitely inspired me to play tennis because I saw someone like me playing in a sport with few people who looked like me. I hope I can be that for other kids. Yeah, that’s all I want.» «. can really tell.
Let’s just continue to be our authentic selves. Don’t try to feed any stereotypes, just be you.» Gauff losing to Garcia Gauff barely had a chance against Garcia as the Frenchwoman won 6-3, 6-4. Garcia got off to a strong start to the match, breaking Gauff twice to win the first set.
After winning the first set, Garcia broke Gauff in the first game of the second set. Garcia then held on to his serve the rest of the match to complete a straight-set victory. «For me today, his level was excellent,» Gauff reflected.
«I knew it was going to be great to come in. I feel like I didn’t play at the level I needed to.» [in order] come out victorious today. In general, I am very proud of myself in this tournament, but I am hungry for more. So maybe next year.»