Is Coco Gauff American?

Last Modified Mar 1, 2024 05:03 GMT
Coco Gauff
Coco Gauff


Born on March 13, 2004, Coco Gauff is a professional tennis player who is currently the world No. 3 in the WTA rankings. She reached her career-high ranking of No. 3 after winning her first grand slam title at the 2023 US Open, where she defeated the world No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka in the finals. This feat also made Gauff the first teenager from the USA to win the US Open title since the 23-time grand slam champion Serena Williams in 1999.


Her other notable accomplishments include winning seven WTA singles titles, including winning the WTA 1000 event. At the 2023 Cincinnati Open, she defeated Iga Świątek in the semifinals and Karolina Muchova in the finals. She also won the 2024 ASB Classicand defeated Elina Svitolina in the final.


Gauff reached the quarterfinal of the 2024 Dubai Tennis Championships, where she lost to Anna Kalinskaya. She was also a finalist at the 2022 French Open and semi-finalist at the 2024 Australian Open.


In doubles, Gauff achieved a career-high No. 1 ranking in October 2023 after qualifying for the 2023 WTA Finals. She has won eight doubles titles, including winning the 2023 Miami Open with Jessica Pegula and defeating Leylah Fernandez and Taylor Townsend in the final.


Growing up in an athletic family, Coco Gauff explored various sports during childhood. However, she chose tennis, inspired by the achievements of the Williams sisters and her preference for an individual sport.


Gauff won her first WTA title at the 2019 Linz Open at the age of 15 and has won seven singles and eight doubles titles to date. According to the WTA, she has won over $12.9 million in prize money as of 2024. Gauff has signed deals with major sponsors – New Balance, the athletic wear company; Barilla, a pasta company; and the tennis racket manufacturer Head.


Coco Gauff nationality

Coco Gauff is an American citizen. She was born on March 13, 2004, to Candi and Corey Gauff in Delray Beach, Florida, USA. She fell in love with tennis after watching Serena Williams win the Australian Open in 2009.


In an interview in 2020, Gauff said "I really loved tennis. At first, I wasn't too sure about it because when I was younger, I just wanted to play with my friends and not practice. But when I turned eight, I decided I wanted to do this for the rest of my life."


When she turned 10, Gauff began training at Patrick Mouratoglou’s academy in France. Patrick Mouratoglou has worked with several tennis greats and young players, including Serena Williams, Simona Halep, and Holger Rune.


Gauff is currently coached by Brad Gilbert, 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.


Also Read: Coco Gauff Parents


At what age Coco Gauff started playing tennis?

According to WTA, Coco Gauff started playing tennis at six, in Atlanta, Georgia. When she was seven, her family moved to Delray Beach, Florida, to find better training opportunities for her. Her Tennis idols growing up were the Williams sisters, whose hard work and success made her want to become a professional tennis player.

FAQs

A. Coco Gauff's parents are Corey Gauff and Candi Gauff.

A. Coco Gauff is an American national.

A. Coco Gauff is 19 years old, as of February 2024. 

A. Coco Gauff's coach is Brad Gilbert, a former professional tennis player, who previously coached Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick.

A. Yes, Coco Gauff won her first grand slam title at the 2023 US Open.

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