Coco Gauff Bio:
Cori Gauff, also known as Coco Gauff is an American tennis player who was born on March 13, 2004. This 16-year-old rising star hails from an athletic family as both her parents had NCAA Division I collegiate backgrounds.
Gauff was encouraged by her parents to pursue various sports and took up tennis being inspired by the William sisters. She had quick success as a junior as she got a sponsorship to train at Patrick Mouratoglou’s academy in France.
She was the runner-up at the junior 2017 US Open which made her the youngest finalist in the tournament’s history. She soon won the No. 1 junior title at the 2018 French Open. This was followed by winning a junior Grand Slam doubles title at the 2018 US Open.
Gauff is the youngest player with a spot in the top 100 players list by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). She also has a career-high ranking of No. 49 in the world in singles, and No. 42 in doubles.
Gauff has a multi-year sponsorship contract with New Balance and is often seen in their clothes and tennis shoes. She has a sponsorship agreement with Italian food company Barilla as well that also sponsors Roger Federer.
Coco Gauff (USA) in the qualifying rounds of the Citi Open tennis tournament on July 27, 2019 in Washington DC
Age & Birth Place:
She was born on March 13,2004 in Delray Beach, Florida, USA. She started playing tennis at the age of six. In 2018, she turned pro at the age of 14.
Although Gauff started playing for tournaments since age 12, she started her professional career in 2018. This was the year she won both the French Open and US Open. Gauff won her first WTA singles title at the 2019 Linz Open at the age of 15.
This made her the youngest singles title-holder on the WTA Tour since 2004. Gauff made history on July 1, 2019 defeating her idol and five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams in straight sets on her Grand Slam tournament debut.
She also became the youngest female to qualify for a Grand Slam tournament main draw, as well as the youngest player overall to qualify for the main draw at Wimbledon in the Open Era. Gauff played at the 2020 ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand in 2020 and gave a commendable performance there as well.
Coco Gauff (USA) and Caty McNally (USA) celebrate their doubles championship at the Citi Open tennis tournament on August 3, 2019 in Washington DC
Gauff has a very supportive family with an athletic background who have always encouraged her to follow her dreams. She has openly claimed about taking inspiration from the William sisters and how she looks up to their work.
As of the year 2020, Gauff has a total net worth of $2.5 million.
Achievements and Awards of Coco Gauff:
- The youngest winner of the No. 1 junior in the world, Grand Slam singles title at the 2018 French Open.
- Winner of the junior Grand Slam doubles title at the 2018 US Open.
|Date of Birth||March 13,2004|
|Place of Birth (Born)||Delray Beach, Florida, USA|
|Net Worth||$2.5 million|