Coco Gauff is a tennis player from the United States. She is the Women’s Tennis Association’s (WTA) the youngest player in the top 100, with a career-high of world No. 23 in singles and No. 42 in doubles.
Gauff won her debut WTA singles title at the Linz Open in 2019, earning her the WTA Tour’s youngest singles champion since 2004. With Caty McNally, she won three WTA doubles titles. Gauff rose to notoriety after upsetting Venus Williams in the first round of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships.
Candi (née Odom) and Corey Gauff welcomed their first child, Gauff, on March 13, 2004, in Delray Beach, Florida. Her two younger brothers are four-year-old Codey and nine-year-old Cameron. He was a college basketball player at Georgia State University, while her mother was a track and field athlete at Florida State University and worked as a teacher.
Since watching Serena Williams triumph at the Australian Open when she was four years old, Gauff has been devoted to the sport. Her parents encouraged her to participate in a wide range of sports, including basketball and track & field.
A self-taught tennis player since the age of six, she chose to make a career out of it after winning the “Little Mo” eight-and-under national championships at the age of just eight years old. “I wasn’t a fan of working in groups,” Gauff recalled. Tennis was the sport that I was most enthusiastic about playing.
To begin with, I was apprehensive, remembering how much I loathed practicing as a kid. I was just looking for a good time with my friends. Playing “Little Mo” when I was eight years old convinced me that this was the career I wanted to pursue.
When Gauff was seven years old, her family moved back to Delray Beach so that she might benefit from more favorable training conditions. Before they bought their own house, they lived with her mother’s family.
Over the course of her career, Coco Gauff defeated numerous championships and tournaments, including the “Wimbledon Junior Championship” in the UK.
In May of this year, she qualified for her first ITF tournament, the Junior Roland Garros. Coco Gauff won the championship and became the second-youngest player to win the tournament.
Nonetheless, in October 2018, she signed a multi-year sponsorship agreement with a company.
She signed a partnership with the Italian food company Barilla in March of this year. Roger Federer was also a client of the same firm.
There is no one in Coco Gauff’s life right now. Achieved at a young age, she remains concentrated solely on the sport of tennis.
It is estimated that Cori Gauff, better known by her tennis alias, Coco Gauff, is worth $2.5 million. After defeating Venus Williams in the 2019 Wimbledon championship, Coco Gauff became an international sensation.
When she defeated Venus, she was just 15 years old. Coco has a total of $75,000 in career earnings going into the tournament. She was able to secure at least $140,000 in prize money from just this one event, thanks to a win and a second-place finish.
Coco is the US Open’s youngest-ever singles finalist. She has been the youngest person to win the Junior French Open. She has become Wimbledon’s youngest main-draw qualifier.