January 7, 2024
Coco Gauff has won the ASB Classic in Auckland for the second successive year.
And that gives Coco plenty of confidence going into the Australian Open for the first Grand Slam of the year.
You could sense her excitement as she bounced up and down on the tips of her toes and roared her delight towards her team in the moment of victory.
Coco Gauff will come to Wimbledon 2024 in a few months time. And she knows she will be a major contender to lift the greatest title of them all.
She is already much loved at the All England Club, where she has been battling away heroically since she was just fifteen years old.
But now Coco is something else – a Grand Slam winner and a powerful woman ready to take more titles.
The US Open champion beat Emma Raducanu’s conqueror Elina Svitolina in the Auckland final.
But it wasn’t all plain sailing for the popular American, who is used to having it all her own way in New Zealand.
She didn’t drop a set on her way to the title in Auckland last year.
And her 2024 tournament looked to be going the same way when she served for the first set against the Ukrainian in the final.
But Svitolina broke back and then took the tie-break to make it tough psychologically for the younger player.
Gauff responded superbly to close out the match 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-3.
She sent Svitolina scrambling to both corners in the final game to establish early superiority.
And although she let Elina back into it temporarily with some wayward play, Coco held her nerve to triumph once more.
Coco Gauff looks strong. And she is just two Grand Slam events away from the big one at Wimbledon 2024.
She will attract a huge following in London because she is adored by British fans almost as much as her American followers.
Will you be there on Centre Court to see Coco go deep at Wimbledon 2024?
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