Coco Gauff is a professional tennis player from the United States who has gained international recognition for her impressive performances on the court.
She was born on March 13, 2004, in Delray Beach, Florida, and began playing tennis at a young age.
Gauff first gained attention in 2019 when she became the youngest player to qualify for the main draw at Wimbledon in the Open Era.
She then went on to defeat Venus Williams in the first round, becoming the youngest player to win a singles match at Wimbledon since 1991.
Gauff continued to impress, reaching the fourth round before losing to eventual champion Simona Halep.
Since then, she has continued to make waves in the tennis world, and has won several titles on the ITF Women’s Circuit and reached the quarterfinals of the 2020 Australian Open.
Coco Gauff parents
Gauff’s parents are Candi and Corey Gauff. They both grew up in Delray Beach, Florida, where they are now raising their three children.
Corey is Gauff’s father and has been the driving force behind her successful tennis career at such a young age.
He learned tennis from a man named ‘Old Whiskey’ and believed that he could guide Gauff to success after watching her compete with others.
Candi is now using her skills as an educator to homeschool Coco on the road.
Corey swapped out his role as a healthcare executive to become his daughter’s head coach.
Candi and Corey have ceded the spotlight and the coaching of their daughter this summer as Gauff takes her tennis game to the next level.
The two are still married.
Coco Gauff career
Gauff is a rising star in the world of tennis, known for her impressive skills on the court and her inspiring story of success at a young age.
She began playing tennis at the age of six and quickly showed a natural talent for the sport.
In 2018, at the age of just 14, Gauff made her debut in the US Open junior tournament and reached the final, where she was defeated by fellow American Amanda Anisimova.
The following year, she won the French Open junior title, becoming the youngest player to do so since 1994.
Gauff’s breakthrough moment came in 2019, when she received a wildcard entry to Wimbledon and defeated her idol, Venus Williams, in the first round.
She went on to reach the fourth round of the tournament, becoming the youngest player to do so since Jennifer Capriati in 1991.
Later that year, Gauff won her first WTA singles title at the Linz Open, becoming the youngest player to win a WTA event since 2004.
In 2020, she continued to impress, reaching the fourth round of the Australian Open and the second round of the US Open.
Gauff also reached the quarterfinals of the Top Seed Open and the Italian Open.
Off the court, she has become a role model for young athletes around the world.
Gauff has spoken out on issues such as racial justice and climate change, and has used her platform to inspire others to pursue their dreams and make a positive impact in the world.
At just 17 years old, her career is still in its early stages, but she has already achieved remarkable success and shown incredible potential for the future.
With her talent, determination, and inspiring spirit, she is sure to continue making waves in the world of tennis and beyond.