Coco Gauff opens up on her ‘fiery’ side after WTA title win with Jessica Pegula

Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula are a formidable duo on the tennis court.

Coco Gauff has revealed she has a “fiery” side after claiming the women’s doubles final alongside Jessica Pegula at the Miami Open on Sunday. While their winning mentality compliments each other, Gauff has divulged the vast differences when it comes to the duo’s personalities

Gauff and Pegula faced Taylor Townsend and Leylah Fernandez in the women’s doubles final, with the pair further cementing themselves as a formidable team on the court.

The Americans won the opening set in a 14-point tie-break before dominating proceedings in the second set to register a 7-6(6), 6-2 win.

After securing their second doubles title this season, the duo were ecstatic, having achieved the feat in front of their home crowd.

Speaking at the post-match press conference, Gauff stated that it was “special” to have won the title in front of their families.

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The Americans are feared opponents on the women’s doubles circuit (Image: Getty)

“We’re super excited,” she exclaimed, before adding: “This tournament is one of those tournaments that you grow up watching, and I think it feels even more special than some of the other 1000s we won. Doing it in front of our family, it means a lot

Meanwhile, reflecting on their pre-match preparations, Gauff disclosed that the duo engage in vastly different warmup rituals

She added: “I think it’s always like that every tournament. I do more hopping around, and you [Pegula] do more like band stuff, I feel like.”

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