“They Refused To Let One Win Define Their Career”- After Melbourne Heartbreak, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova’s Inspiration Grabs Coco Gauff

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Today, in the semifinals of the Australian Open, Coco Gauff faced Aryna Sabalenka in her final match of the competition, marking the end of her adventure. She was disappointed with the first grand slam of 2024, despite her own great expectations from her fans.

Nonetheless, Coco Gauff stated that she will not allow one match to steal her happiness and that she will continue to be confident in herself and upbeat about everything that is happening around her, drawing inspiration from other renowned tennis players like Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova. Now let’s see what she had to say!

After losing against Aryna Sabalenka, Coco Gauff was questioned in an interview about how she manages to love the game while experiencing defeat. In response, she said that unlike Williams and Sharapova, she would not let a single match to define her career.

“I watched these matches growing up, watching Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams lose matches,” Gauff continued. It seems like the end of the world when you’re in it, but history shows that they didn’t let a single match define their career. I will ponder over it, but tomorrow the sun will rise. I’m going to try to go to the movies or something tomorrow, and I want to feel pleased of myself.

She talked about how tomorrow will be better and that she wouldn’t allow one setback make her feel less of a person. Gauff acknowledged in the same interview that Sabalenka performed better than she did, but she also discussed how the loss affected her.

During the same interview, Coco Gauff discussed her generally great experience at the competition. even if she found the match to be difficult. “I had chances in both sets, but she played better tonight,” she continued. In the end, it just came down to a few points of difference, but that is what tennis is all about, Coco Gauff continued.

She concluded by saying that it didn’t really matter how many points she lost. It was a Grand Slam, so the damage would have been equal for her.

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