Coco Gauff Age, Height, Career & Ranking Explored as She Clears US Open Hurdle

Coco Gauff mentioned that after her win, she will go to catch Williams. This Grand Slam is probably going to her final match. Williams has announced her intention to retire after this year’s US Open. Let’s move forward if you want to know more about her career and early life.

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Coco Gauff career and US Open

Cori Gauff also known by the name Coco Gauff is a professional tennis

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player based in America with a height of 1.75 meters.

Coco Gauff won her first singles title on the WTA Tour at the 2019 Linz Open. She was fifteen at that time. She became the most youngest singles title holder on the tour since 2004. She achieved victory in two single titles on the WTA Tour additionally , with five doubles titles – three in partnership with Caty McNally and two with Jessica Pegula.

Coco Gauff was born to NCAA Division I basketball and track parents. Coco Gauff experimented with many sports as a child. In the end, chose tennis. William sisters inspired her.

Coco Gauff, American teen, said she is planning to cheer for Serena Williams from the stands after she makes it par to the second round of the US Open on Monday. Gauff, one of many African-American players who consider Williams an inspiration in their career, scored by beating France’s Leolia Jeanjean 6-2, 6-3 in her match in the first round.

But while most tennis players will return to their luxury Manhattan hotel to rest and recuperate, Gauff revealed after her win that she will be hanging out to pick up Williams on last Monday. The week in the game could be her last Grand Slam.

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Gauff’s early life and ranking

Coco Gauff was born on March 13, 2004. Her parents Candi and Corey Gauff, both are from Delray Beach, Florida. Coco has two younger brothers with her, Codey and Cameron.

Coco Gauff has a career ranking of 11 in the world in singles, which was achieved on July 11, 2022. Other than that, a number 1 in doubles, achieved on August 15, 2022.

Her father played basketball at Georgia State University and later served as a health officer, and her mother was an athlete and educator at Florida State University.

Coco Gauff
Coco Gauff (Credit: Getty Images)

When Gauff was 7, her family moved to Delray Beach to give her more training opportunities. They used to live with her mother’s side of family before getting their own house. When she was in Florida, Gauff worked with Gerard Loglo at the New Generation Tennis Academy. She was at the age of eight at that moment. Gauff’s parents gave up their career only to focus on educating their daughter. Her father later became her main coach and her mother oversaw her homeschooling.

Her father had limited tennis experience as a child. When Coco was ten, Gauff began training at the Mouratoglu Academy in France, run by Serena Williams’ longtime coach, Patrick Mouratoglou.

Gauff continued with her success, winning the USTA Clay Court U-12 National Title at 10 years and 3 months, making her the youngest champion in tournament history.

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