Coco Gauff accepts wildcard into upcoming WTA 250 tournament in Asia


Coco Gauff has signed up to compete at the Zhengzhou Open after accepting a main draw wildcard, the tournament announced. Gauff, 19, is set to debut on the hard courts of Zhengzhou. In Zhengzhou, Gauff will compete against some other well-known names as Elena Rybakina, Ons Jabeur, Maria Sakkari and Marketa Vondrousova are also expected to play in the Chinese WTA 250 tournament. Considering how well Gauff has played over the last few months, there is no doubt that she will be among the top favorites for the Zhengzhou title. The Zhengzhou Open will be taking place between October 09-15.

Coco Gauff
Coco Gauff© Getty Images Sport – Elsa


Gauff set to return to action after winning the US Open

After taking some time off, Gauff is set to play again at next week’s China Open in Beijing. In the Chinese capital, Gauff reflected on the days after her US Open win. “Once I got home, it was pretty chill. I took a week off, which is the longest I’ve ever taken off from tennis. It was a little bit weird having nothing to do. Then we had a little celebration with all my friends and family could go to in Florida. After that, right back to training and back to getting back to work, which honestly, I was eager to get back. A week was a long time for me to take off,” Gauff said. During her seven-day break from tennis, Gauff admitted to feeling “a little bit weird.” “It was honestly a little bit weird, because it was just one of the biggest things in your life, then you go home and you’re back to cleaning and doing all the regular stuff that you do. But I’m not surprised. I know I have lots of tennis left in me. I don’t want to just dwell on this. It was amazing, but it’s time to move on,” Gauff said.

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