Coco Gauff has had an incredible 2022 season. She has qualified for the WTA year-end championships in singles and doubles. She becomes the youngest American to qualify for the year-end championships since Lindsay Davenport in 1994. She is the youngest player to accomplish the feat since Maria Sharapova in 2004.
Gauff reached the singles and doubles final at the French Open. In addition, she reached the quarterfinals at the US Open. Though a grand slam title has eluded Gauff so far, she is on the right track and deserves all the hype she gets. We have to remember that she is still only 18.
Coco Gauff has reached a career-high ranking of world number 8 in singles and world number 1 in doubles. Her dad played college basketball at Georgia State University and her mom was a track and field athlete at Florida State University. So Gauff has the right genes to be a great athlete. Gauff found success in doubles with American partner Jessica Pegula.