Coco Gauff was born on March 13, 2004. She is an American professional tennis player who has won six WTA Tour singles titles, including a Major at the 2023 US Open, and eight doubles titles. She is the youngest singles title-holder on the Tour since 2004 and the third American teenager to win the US Open women’s title. She rose to prominence in 2019 by beating Venus Williams, one of her childhood idols, at Wimbledon and reaching the fourth round. She has also reached the finals of the French Open in singles and the US Open in doubles.
Coco Gauff Biography
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March 13, 2004 (age 19)
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Delray Beach, Florida, U.S.
Professional Tennis Player
Sebastian Korda (Dating)
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Early Life and Education
Coco Gauff was born on March 13, 2004, in Delray Beach, Florida, to Candi and Corey Gauff, both former college athletes. Her father played basketball at Georgia State University and her mother ran track and field at Florida State University. She has two younger brothers, Codey and Cameron.
Gauff started playing tennis at the age of six and moved to Atlanta with her family when she was seven. She trained at the New Generation Tennis Academy under Gerard Loglo, who helped her develop her aggressive style of play. She also attended online school through Florida Virtual School.
Gauff made her debut on the ITF Junior Circuit in 2016 and quickly climbed up the rankings. She won her first junior Grand Slam title at the 2018 French Open, becoming the youngest girls’ singles champion in the tournament’s history. She also won the junior doubles title at the 2018 US Open with Caty McNally, forming a successful partnership that would continue on the WTA Tour.
Gauff received a wild card into the qualifying draw of the 2019 Wimbledon, where she became the youngest player ever to qualify for the main draw. She stunned the world by defeating Venus Williams in straight sets in the first round and then beat Magdaléna Rybáriková and Polona Hercog to reach the fourth round, where she lost to eventual champion Simona Halep.
Later that year, Gauff won her first WTA Tour singles title at the Linz Open, defeating Jelena Ostapenko in the final. At 15 years and seven months, she became the youngest singles title-holder on the Tour since Nicole Vaidišová in 2004. She also reached her first WTA Tour doubles final at the same event with McNally, but they lost to Barbora Krejčíková and Kateřina Siniaková.
In 2020, Gauff reached her first Grand Slam fourth round at the Australian Open, where she beat Naomi Osaka in straight sets before losing to Sofia Kenin. She also won her second WTA Tour singles title at the Lexington Open, defeating Jil Teichmann in the final.
In 2021, Gauff had a breakthrough season, reaching her first Grand Slam final in women’s doubles at the US Open with McNally. They lost to Samantha Stosur and Zhang Shuai in three sets. She also reached her first Grand Slam singles final at the 2022 French Open, where she lost to Iga Świątek in straight sets.
In 2023, Gauff achieved her biggest career success by winning her first Major singles title at the US Open. She defeated Ashleigh Barty in three sets in the semifinals and then beat Aryna Sabalenka in straight sets in the final. At 19 years old, she became only the third American teenager to win the national women’s title, after Tracy Austin and Serena Williams. She also won her first WTA 1000 title at the Cincinnati Masters, beating Karolína Plíšková in three sets in the final.
Gauff is a devout Christian and often thank God for her achievements. She is also an advocate for social justice and has spoken out against racism and police brutality. She participated in a Black Lives Matter protest in Delray Beach in 2020 and wore a mask with Breonna Taylor’s name on it during her matches at the US Open that year.
Gauff is dating fellow tennis player Sebastian Korda, who is also a rising star on the ATP Tour. They met at a junior tournament in Florida when they were 12 years old and have been dating since 2019. They often support each other at their matches and share their love on social media.
Gauff has signed endorsement deals with several brands, including New Balance, Head, Barilla, Rolex, Chobani, Jaden Smith’s JUST Water, Microsoft Teams, Facebook Gaming, and Compeed. She also appeared on the cover of Teen Vogue in 2019 and was named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the world in 2020.
Gauff has earned over $11.5 million in prize money from her tennis career as of October 2023. She also makes millions from her endorsements and sponsorships. According to Forbes, she was the 12th highest-paid female athlete in the world in 2020, with an estimated income of $2.5 million. Her net worth is estimated to be around $4 million as of 2023.
Social Media Handles
Gauff is active on social media and has a large fan following. She often posts updates about her tennis career, her personal life, and her opinions on various issues. She also interacts with her fans and other celebrities on her platforms. Here are some of her social media handles:
- Instagram: @cocogauff
- Twitter: @CocoGauff
- Facebook: @CocoGauff
- TikTok: @cocogauff