"I guess it was a rollercoaster that didn't really come down yet."
Coco Gauff reflected on her remarkable 2019 season with that memorable one-liner. The 15-year-old shot to superstardom with a fourth-round run at Wimbledon, but she didn't stop at that, becoming one of the biggest storylines of the year.
The American teenager would win the Citi Open doubles crown (with Caty McNally), reach the third round of the US Open, capture her first WTA singles title in Linz, and finish her year with another doubles crown in Luxembourg (also with McNally). Oh, and she also got her driver's permit.
Along the way, she picked up thousands of fans, and got to spend time with some superstars including Michelle Obama, Jaden and Willow Smith, Kyrie Irving and Kawhi Leonard.
"I didn't expect that coming into this year," she said. "Or at all, I guess I didn't expect it at all in my lifetime. Your goal is to play tennis, I didn't think of all the cameras, or all that would come with it."
The world No. 68 said her plans for 2020 are setting improvement goals, rather than focusing on rankings or tournaments.
She will start her season in Auckland and at the Australian Open, and then she'll have one more tournament before she turns 16 on March 13, which will most likely be Indian Wells.