COCO GAUFF SAYS ONE OF HER ‘BIGGEST DREAMS’ IS OLYMPIC GOLD AS SHE REVEALS DOUBLES PLANS AHEAD OF PARIS 2024

By | March 21, 2024

Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula have not only been been one of the most successful women’s doubles teams over the last few years, but both have also continued to impress in singles. Gauff has her sights on winning gold at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games and says she might play less doubles after that event. Pegula has confirmed they will “balance out” the doubles moving forward.

Coco Gauff says one of her “biggest dreams” is winning Olympic gold and has revealed she might scale down on playing doubles with Jessica Pegula after Paris 2024.
Americans Gauff and Pegula have won five doubles titles together, along with reaching a Grand Slam final, and have reached No. 1 and No. 2 in the doubles rankings.

Their continued partnership is a rarity on tour as few players ranked as high as they are in singles – Pegula is world No. 3 and Gauff is world No. 6 – also play doubles regularly.

Gauff says they are now trying to “pick out tournaments a lot better” but are not going to be giving up on doubles, especially with the Olympics less than a year away.
“I do see myself playing in the Slams the majority of the times in doubles,” she said at this week’s Canadian Open, where she is playing doubles with Pegula.
“Probably not every Slam, but maybe US Open, and that Slam I think is the one that I would prefer to play as much as possible.
“But, yeah, honestly it just depends how I’m feeling. I will say next year I do want to play a little bit less doubles maybe after the Olympics, but it’s tough right now I feel like to just stop playing completely when you are doing well with someone who is from your same country, which you don’t see that in a lot of teams.
“One of my biggest dreams is to win a gold medal, and frankly, I think it’s one of the things that it doesn’t matter what event it’s in. A gold medal is a gold medal, where I feel like the Grand Slams is definitely way cooler to win a singles one than a doubles one.

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