As a teenager, Coco Gauff has adequate records on the hard and grass courts Grand Slams. Intending to make a solid impression on the red dirt and Roland Garros, American is now competing at the WTA Strasbourg Open for the first time.
Gauff has already begun her clay-court season. First of all, she competed at the Volvo Car Open. Therein, she fell in the quarterfinal to Tunisian Ons Jabeur in straight sets.
Coco Gauff has tried to open her account at the Mutua Madrid Open in the European clay-court swing. But, she bowed out of the WTA 1000 event after a two-hour marathon rally against the Czech Karolina Pliskova in the first round.
Coco Gauff Has Confirmed Her Participation in WTA Strasbourg Open 2021
In the WTA Tour calendar, The French Open 2021 will occur from 30th May to 12th June, while Strasbourg’s 250 category event takes place from 23rd to 29th May.
Gauff’s decision to play in the Strasbourg Open seems like she wants to be in great shape and play more matches ahead of the Roland Garros this year. Undoubtedly, it can help her to adapt to France’s weather conditions a bit before reaching Paris.
“At only 17 years old, CocoGauff is the great hope of women’s tennis. The young American, currently 35th in the WTA, will attend the IS for the first time. It is an honour to welcome her to IS”, Strasbourg Open organisers wrote on their Twitter page.
Last year in Paris, Coco Gauff made a debut in the main draw and registered her first victory in the French Open after upsetting British No.1 Johanna Konta in straight sets. But, she lost her second-round match to Italian qualifier Martina Trevisan in three sets.