Coco Gauff Biography: Fairy Tale Just Beginning for Young Prodigy

Coco Gauff Biography: Fairy Tale Just Beginning for Young Prodigy

Venus Williams fell to a 15-year-old American tennis player at Wimbledon, and so if you want to know who she is, here’s our very own Coco Gauff Biography.

 

Coco Gauff Biography: Personal Life

Let’s start this Coco Gauff Biography talking about the personal life of the young tennis sensation.

Gauff began her tennis dream when she was just seven years of age.

She is originally from Atlanta, Georgia, but she made of Delray Beach, Florida, her new home, in order to have a better shot at becoming a tennis pro.

Her parents are no strangers to sports: Her father, who is also her head coach, was a hoops player for Georgia State University, while her mother practiced track and field at Florida State University.

 

Coco Gauff Biography: Professional Career

Now in our Coco Gauff Biography, it’s to check out her professional career so far.

Back when she was just 11 years old, she was chosen by Patrick Mouratoglou, the coach for Serena Williams, to train with him in Nice, France, as part of the work done by Mouratoglou’s Champ’Seed foundation.

Now, she made her ITF debut at age 14 at an event at Osprey, Florida, and then she went on to win the Junior French Open in 2018, becoming the second youngest tennis player to conquer that achievement.

And she already has some powerful, influential friends in tennis, as she’s represented by Team8, the talent agency co-founded by Roger Federer.

 

Coco Gauff Biography: Wimbledon 2019

Next in our Coco Gauff Biography, let’s check out how well she did at her Wimbledon debut.

As of now, she’s ranked 313th in the world, and after getting her wildcard Wimbledon shot, she managed to defeat number 94 Aliona Bolsova, a player that was able to reach the fourth round of the French Open.

Then, she beat her next two opponents in straight sets, turning into the youngest female to qualify for Wimbledon in the Open era.

 

Beating Venus Williams at Wimbledon’s First Round

Beating your own hero, that’s exactly what the young Coco Gauff was able to do at Wimbledon 2019.

This was a surprising result even for Coco, who mentioned that "Honestly I don't really know how to feel. That's the first time I have ever cried after winning a match. I don't even know how to explain how I feel."

The young tennis revelation also mentioned that she spoke to Williams after the match, giving her the chance to express some words of admiration to her hero: "I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for her, she is so inspiring and I always wanted to tell her that" Gauff said.

 

Beating Magdalena Rybarikova at Wimbledon’s Second Round

And a stunning debut by beating her childhood hero didn’t seem enough for the 15-year-old tennis prodigy, as she also eliminated former semi-finalist Magdalena Rybarikova.

With another nerveless display, Coco managed to defeat the 30-year-old Slovakian in two sets under the lights of the Court One roof.

Rybarikova is a seasoned grass-court player who was able to finish in the last four at Wimbledon just 2 years ago.

With that said, it’s clear that Gauff has no respect for any kind of reputations, and she’s not lacking confidence either.

 

Beating Polona Hercog at Wimbledon’s Third Round

The good times kept on rolling for the young superstar as she was able to defeat Polona Hercog in 3 sets, allowing her to advance to the fourth round of the competition.

Hercog is the world’s number 60, and the victory didn’t come easy for Coco.

The Slovenian managed to win the first set, and looked like the possible winner of the second set, but the American woke up, and managed to send the set to a tiebreaker, which she won 9-7.

This sent the match to a decider, allowing Coco to finally break Hercog’s game, and winning the match.

 

 

 

Coco Gauff Gets Eliminated

The prodigy finally got eliminated at the round of 16, but at least she was taken down by a former world number one in Simona Halep.

She looked different during this match, even calling a doctor during the second set.

The young tennis player was humble about her defeat, mentioning that "I learned a lot about how to play in front of a big crowd and how to play under pressure. I am really grateful for the experience."

And so the Wimbledon fairy tale ended for the young American, but her future in tennis is definitely bright.

We hope this Coco Gauff Biography has helped you understand who this amazing player is, and if you enjoy tennis and other sports, we invite you to check out what’s currently available to bet on. Best of luck!