Cori Gauff commonly known as, “Coco” is a young professional tennis player born on March 13, 2004 in Atlanta, Georgia. Gauff is the youngest player of the Women’s Tennis Association to have been included in the Top 100. She comes with a career-high ranking of number 23 in the singles division and number 42 in the doubles division. At only 15 years old, she managed to win her first WTA singles title during the Linz Open in 2019. In addition, she also comes with three doubles titles with partner Caty McNally.
Gauff rose to fame in the tennis world during the 2019 Wimbledon and after defeating Venus Williams. During this tournament, she was considered as the youngest player in the tournament’s history to have qualified for the main draw.
The world of tennis came knocking on Gauff’s door at a very young age. She was born to athletic parents and was very inspired by the Williams sisters while growing up. By the age of six, she was already playing tennis and by seven years of age, her family moved to Delray Beach, Florida so that she can get better training at the New Generation Tennis Academy. When she turned ten, she entered the gates of Mouratoglou Academy. This tennis academy is located in France and run by Serena Williams’ coach, Patrick Mouratoglou. While training in the academy, she joined and became the champion of the USTA Clay Court National 12-and-under, becoming the youngest player to win the title.
Gauff was a force to be reckoned with during his junior career, making her earn Mouratoglou Academy’s sponsorship. At the young age of 13, she was already playing in the ITF Junior Circuit and making it to the finals in several tournaments. She finally won her junior Grand Slam singles and doubles title in 2018. In the same year, she turned professional. During the first season of her professional career, she made it to the top 100.
- Career Titles: 2
- Highest Ranking: 23rd
- Career Record: 81-39
- Career Titles: 3
- Highest and Current Ranking: 41st
- Career Record: 41-22