US Open champion Coco Gauff says she needs to win not less than 10 Grand Slam titles.
She beat Aryna Sabalenka within the remaining in September to assert her first main title.
Final week the 19-year-old American defended her Auckland Traditional title in preparation for the Australian Open, which begins on Sunday.
Requested if she had a variety of Grand Slams in thoughts, Gauff mentioned it might be “cool” to get to “double digits”.
“I do not know if it can occur, however that is a excessive aim,” she mentioned.
“Setting my objectives excessive pushes me past what I believe I can do.”
Solely seven ladies have received 10 or extra Grand Slam singles titles.
Margaret Court docket holds the report with 24, whereas Venus Williams’ tally of seven is the best amongst present gamers.
World quantity 4 Gauff, who has received 29 of her previous 33 matches, is among the many favourites to win the Australian Open.
“Through the low season we did have fun a little bit bit simply because after the US Open every little thing was so quick,” mentioned Gauff, who faces Slovakia’s Anna Karolina Schmiedlova within the first spherical in Melbourne on Monday.
“It actually appears like so way back. Some gamers’ aim is to win a Grand Slam. As soon as they attain that, it is type of ‘what’s subsequent?’
“I all the time knew I needed to win a number of.
“The one factor I’ll attempt to bear in mind from [the US Open] is simply the best way that I received. It wasn’t my greatest tennis. It was extra the psychological fireplace.”
Within the US Open remaining Gauff misplaced the opening set to defending Australian Open champion Sabalenka earlier than preventing again to win 2-6 6-3 6-2.