The German opponent, Laura Siegemund, had disappointed the 19-year-old, but she was even more irate at being delayed as she was about to serve.
The American said she felt much better after speaking with the former President and First Lady, who were at the US Open for a special ceremony, after rallying from behind to win 3-6, 6-2, 6-4.
“I’ve met Mrs. Obama before,” she affirmed.
“They initially told me it was just her.
Then Mr. Obama joined them in the space.
I thought, “Oh, my God!”
I’ve hardly had time to take it all in because I just walked in. For the rest of my life, I don’t think I’ll ever forget that experience.
After a victory, I went from being quite upset to being extremely joyful.
I’m happy I finally got to meet them.
They also offered me some wise counsel.
They’ve just informed me that it’s important for me to stand up for myself in these circumstances.
She probably appreciated that I stood up for myself today.
Gauff spoke with the umpire for a considerable amount of time about Siegemund, notably when the German slumped down on her chair after dropping service in the second set’s 26-minute opening game.
Officials, according to Gauff, ought to be more consistent.
She said, “I felt like the laws were being broken.”
Because one referee is allowing them go over the time limit while the other is more strict, this is why many players get upset when these time violations are called.
The former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki also went to round two after taking a three and a half year break and having two children.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn