​​Who is Coco Gauff’s Coach?

Last Modified Jul 1, 2024 11:46 GMT
Coco Gauff Coach
Coco Gauff at the 2023 US Open


At 20 years of age, Coco Gauff is one of the biggest tennis superstars and has the potential to become one of the greatest women's tennis players ever. Gauff was born in Delray Beach, Florida, in a sports-loving family on March 13, 2004. Both of her parents were athletes during their college days, and they helped their daughter become one of the best tennis players in the world.


Coco Gauff is currently ranked No. 2 in the world, and won her first Grand Slam title at the 2023 US Open at the age of 19. With the win, she became the youngest American player to win the US Open since Serena Williams in 1999. Her other Grand Slam achievements include reaching the finals of the 2022 French Open and the semifinals of the 2024 Australian Open.


Coco Gauff has won seven singles titles to date, including the 2023 Cincinnati Open. At the 2023 Cincinnati Open, she defeated Iga Świątek in the semifinals and Karolina Muchova in the finals. She also won the 2024 ASB Classic and defeated Elina Svitolina in the final. She reached the quarterfinal of the 2024 Dubai Tennis Championships, where she lost to Anna Kalinskaya.


Besides singles, she is an accomplished doubles player and achieved the career-high ranking of World No. 1 with Jessica Pegula after qualifying for the 2023 WTA Finals. She, along with Pegula, won the 2023 Miami Open doubles title and became the first all-American duo to do so in 22 years. Gauff's tennis journey began at the age of six, under her father's guidance, and she won the USTA Clay Court National 12-and-under title at the age of 10 years and three months, becoming the youngest champion in the tournament's history.


Coco Gauff Coach

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Coco Gauff's coach Brad Gilbert


Brad Gilbert is Coco Gauff's new coach. Gauff faced first-round defeat at Wimbledon 2023, and she was struggling to find her form. At that time Brad Gilbert joined her coaching team.


Brad Gilbert is a former American tennis player, who won 20 ATP singles titles in his career and achieved a career-high singles ranking of world No. 4 in 1990. Gilbert's coaching career is also very exceptional. He first joined Andre Agassi's coaching team in March 1994, and later that year Agassi won the US Open. He won six major titles with Agassi.


In July 2003, he started coaching Andy Roddick, and just two months later Roddick would win his only major title, at the US Open. In late July 2023, Gilbert joined Coco Gauff’s coaching team. His coaching experience greatly helped the struggling Coco Gauff, and she won the Citi Open. Two weeks later, she won her first WTA 1000 title at the Cincinnati Open, and less than six weeks later, Gauff broke through to win the US Open for her first Grand Slam title.


But one other person who deserves credit for Coco Gauff's success is her former coach Pere Riba.


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Who is Coco Gauff's Former Coach Pere Riba?

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Coco Gauff's ex-coach Pere Riba


Pere Riba is a tennis coach and former professional tennis player from Spain. He achieved his career-high singles ranking of world No. 65 in 2011. Before joining Coco Gauff’s coaching team ahead of Wimbledon 2023, Riba worked with Chinese player Qinwen Zheng, and during his tenure, Zheng entered the top 30 and won the WTA Newcomer of the Year award in 2022.


Riba and Gauff's partnership worked well, and they won three titles together, including the Citi Open, Cincinnati Open, and the US Open. But before the WTA Finals 2023, Pere Riba left Coco Gauff's team and started working again with Qinwen Zheng.


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FAQs

A. Currently, Brad Gilbert is the coach of Coco Gauff.

A. Coco Gauff has won over $14.8 million in prize money till mid 2024.

A. No, Coco Gauff worked with Patrick Mouratoglou during the French Open 2023. But he was never her official coach. 

A. Coco Gauff turned pro in 2018 at age 14.

A. Coco Gauff has two brothers named, Codey and Cameron Gauff. 

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