Chris Evert identifies the biggest weak spot in Coco Gauff’s game.

Chris Evert identifies the biggest weak spot in Coco Gauff’s game.

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Coco Gauff has struggled to win the Grand Slam singles final and now tennis legend Chris Evert has identified a weak spot in her game.

The 19-year-old American is one of the biggest stars in tennis after winning at Wimbledon in 2019 at the age of 15 against the great Venus Williams.

While Gauff topped the WTA doubles rankings and reached the Grand Slam singles final at last year’s French Open, the big win she’s been craving is yet to come.

Gauff may not feel the need to take advice from so many voices in the game, but 18-time Grand Slam champion Evert is one to take note of when he offers his guidance.

Speaking to Tennis365 at the Eurosport event, the young American revealed that she needs to improve on one key shot to become a Slam winner.

«When Coco asked me at 15 and Venus at Wimbledon at 19, I would have said yes,» Evert began.

“I thought she was going to be a trophy winner by now. She was presented in the French area last year, but I think she delayed her first major career before the extreme western takeover. He holds her back a little.

“She’s been on the tour for four years. She is experienced, confident and can hold her nerve. She has a great serve when it’s on and a world class backhand.

Now the players realize that it is the weak side, so they are hitting her from the front. Until she gets that ironed out or a really great day on her forehand, I see it as something that should be a conversation with her team.

«I don’t want to say it’s a problem, but what are you going to do about it?»

Evert also said the WTA Tour doesn’t need Gough and Britain’s Emma Raducanu to carry the women’s game as it struggles to get media coverage.

«There’s Coco. She’s given the WTA a lot of press over the last few years and she’s a superstar. She’s doing great at it,» Evert added.

“Emma has had some problems since winning the US Open, but now she’s going to have some time away from the game and she can think about what she wants to do next.

“I’m not worried about the women’s game because there are a lot of interesting stories there.

«Aryna Sabalenka, Iga Swiatek, Paulo Badosa, Ons Jabeur… there are many players who have their own stories and can also promote women’s tennis.»

Sabalenka proved to be a major threat to Switek after defeating the world No. 1 in the Madrid Open final on Sunday and we now wait to see if Gauff can join her for major titles this summer. .

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