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Coco Gauff explains Roger Federer’s words of wisdom after winning first WTA title

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Coco Gauff, who became the youngster player to win a WTA singles titles in 15 years on Sunday admits word of advice from Roger Federer on handling pressure have helped her as she celebrated winning the Upper Austria Ladies Linz championship.

Speaking after a 5-2 victory against Jelena Ostapenko, Gauff was asked about Federer as she is managed by the Swiss star’s Team 8 agency and spoke about the advice she received from him last year.

“He did give me some advice at the Australian Open in 2018 when I lost in the first round,” Gauff said. “He told me not to focus too much on the pressure or the outside drama. He gave me some perspective. Now, I try to enjoy the tennis and I barely think of that first-round loss two years later.”

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