WHY? Hard-Hitting ‘Stop and Start’ Reality Haunts Coco Gauff as ‘Olympic Sprinter’ Qualities Not Enough to Please Serena Williams’ Famous Coach

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Coco Gauff has yet to see a lot in the tennis world. Although she has won her first Grand Slam title, she still has a long way to go before cementing her name as one of the best tennis players. Prior to that, however, the 19-year-old tennis player needs to understand the reality of the sport. Recently, Serena Williams‘ former coach, Rick Macci, who has lived and breathed tennis, talked about this actual athletic reality.  Even though the 68-year-old American tennis coach has shared his admission for the third-seeded tennis player, he believes opening her eyes to the actual world is also important. Let’s take a look at what Macci has to say about Coco Gauff gearing up to be a part of the bigger picture.

The 19-year-old American tennis sensation has made Serena Williams’ former coach her fan with her amazing tennis skills. But there are still a lot of things that she needs to work on. Rick Macci recently appeared on the ‘Tennisnerd’ podcast to talk about the trending players present on both the ATP and WTA circuits. During the conversation, he praised the third-seeded tennis player but also put front a ‘stop and start,’ reality that she needs to understand.
Macci said, “First off, I love Coco Gauff. Love the whole family. Olympic sprinter with a racket in her hand. People don’t like me saying that, but she is. And I’d love to see the 400 meter. I’m putting my money on Coco. You know, but I know it’s not track and field. tennis is stop and start.”
Firstly, he addressed how he loves the 2023 US Open champion’s athleticism, her spirit towards the sport, and everything about her. Along with that, he also stated how she is like an ‘Olympic sprinter’ in the tennis world, who he knows can achieve a lot in the future. But at the same time, he made it clear that it’s not track and field; tennis is all about getting into the game until the time you get out.
Nevertheless, just like the American tennis coach picked Gauff as her favorite, Martina Navratilova also recently made a strong statement about the 19-year-old tennis star’s future. Not only that, she also talked about how Carlos Alcaraz‘s influence in the tennis world can play a big role for her in the future.

Navratilova made a strong prediction regarding Coco Gauff’s future

Recently, in an interview with the WTA, the 59-time Grand Slam champion made a bold prediction on what Coco Gauff’s upcoming tennis season would look like. Along with that, she clearly mentioned how it won’t be a surprise if she doesn’t win a major this year, but at the same time, she displayed confidence in her winning Wimbledon as her next Grand Slam title.

She said, “I think you’ll see that across the board next year, the [Carlos] Alcaraz influence on the sport. For me, Coco should be the favorite on grass.” In addition, she not only predicted her next Grand Slam title but also highlighted how she could do wonders in the grass court competition the next year.

However, what did you think about Macci’s reality check for the 19-year-old? Do let us know in the comment section below.

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