Coco Gauff Biography – Coco Gauff Wiki
Cori Gauff, also known as Coco Gauff, is an American tennis player. She started playing tennis at age seven. She grew up in Atlanta, but moved to Delray Beach, Florida to have better opportunities to train in tennis.
She has trained with Gerard Loglo at the New Generation Tennis Academy in Delray Beach, Florida. When she was 11, she was selected by Serena Williams’s coach Patrick Mouratoglou as part of his Champ’Seed foundation and trained with him in Nice, France.
Coco Gauff Age
She was born on March 13, 2004 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
Coco Gauff Parents
Coco Gauff’s parents are Corey Gauff (father) and Candi Gauff (mother). Her father played basketball at Georgia State University and her mother was a track and field athlete at Florida State University.
According to UK Standard, Candi Gauff (Odom) “was a star track athlete at Florida State in the late ’80s & early ’90s.” FSU Track & Field wrote on Twitter: “Neat @FSU_Track / Wimbledon connection tomorrow on Centre Court when 15 yr old @CocoGauff takes on @Venuseswilliams…Gauff is the daughter of former #Noles heptathlon standout Candi Odom!”
Neat @FSU_Track / Wimbledon connection tomorrow on Centre Court when 15 yr old @CocoGauff takes on @Venuseswilliams…Gauff is the daughter of former #Noles heptathlon standout Candi Odom! pic.twitter.com/8beEmUfDyA
— FSU Track & Field (@FSU_Track) July 1, 2019
According to the New York Times, Coco Gauff’s parents followed the “road map” drawn by the Williams’ sisters’ dad and that included “a shared training base of Pompey Park in Delray Beach, Fla.”
“The Williams family in general made me realize that it was possible,” said Corey Gauff, to the Times. “There wasn’t a lot of color in the sport, and particularly in our country, African-American girls weren’t playing tennis.”
Coco Gauff Family
She has two younger brothers.
Coco Gauff Height
She stands at a height of 5 feet 9 1⁄2 inches (1.76 m).
Coco Gauff and Serena Williams
Gauff vanquished Venus Williams in Wimbledon’s first round, 6-4 6-4. She grew up emulating both Venus and Serena Williams. According to CNBC, before her match against Venus, she declared, “I’ve been dreaming to share the court with Venus.”
After defeating Venus, she told BBC: “I don”t really know how to feel, this is the first time I’ve cried after a match, after winning.” In a video posted by Wimbledon’s YouTube page, Gauff called Venus one of her idols. “Not many people get to play Wimbledon at 15,” she said. “…and we’ll see where this goes.”
Serena called Cori an “exciting young player, and she’s so cool. She’s a great girl. I love her dad. They’re just really cool people. It’s a great moment for her…” She said that Gauff reminds her of Venus:
Who is Coco Gauff Coach
Her father, Corey Gauff is his daughter’s “primary coach,” but the family sought the assistance of coaches at Mouratoglou Academy in France when Cori was 10.
Coco Gauff Net Worth
According to WTA, she’s only earned just over $75,000 in her career. However, she stands to rake in much more from endorsements.