Coco Gauff makes huge claim on Caroline Wozniacki after US Open match

Coco Gauff makes huge claim on Caroline Wozniacki after US Open match
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Coco Gauff says 33-year-old Caroline Wozniacki is “definitely among the top-5 fittest people” on the Tour after taking on the Dane at the US Open. Wozniacki, who was out of tennis for two and a half years, returned to pro tennis last month.

Now a mother of two and 33 years old, Wozniacki proved at the US Open that she has the ability to still be among the best players in the game. Against sixth-ranked Gauff, former world No 1 Wozniacki competed extremely well before the American sealed a 6-3 3-6 6-1 win in their US Open round-of-16 match.

19-year-old Gauff, who grew up watching Wozniacki, was impressed by how 2018 Australian Open champion Wozniacki looked on the court in her first Grand Slam tournament in nearly three years.

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Gauff on Wozniacki: Definitely in the top-5 fittest people on the Tour

“She’s incredibly fit.

That’s how she won a lot of her matches when she was — I don’t even know if it’s prime or not. I think she’s playing great tennis. It’s kind of hard for me to speak on it to before because I never played her, never practiced with her.

Honestly, when I was watching her, I was a young person so I don’t think I understood the game as much as I do now. Yeah, I think the fitness that she has, usually with most players I know that I can outlast them. Today I was confident that I could against her, but it was definitely, like, I don’t know.

I don’t think the match was based off the fitness of her getting tired, whereas some of my opponents hit a wall. Today I think I just played better. I told my coaches after the match, I said, she’s definitely like top-five fittest people on tour after today.

She was that before, for sure. I think she’ll be a top contender, probably a seed, by the end of this year, to be honest, for the Australian Open,” Gauff said of Wozniacki.

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