Cori Gauff is an American professional tennis player. She has a career-high ranking of No.15 which she reached on April 4, 2022. Turned pro in 2018, she has appeared in the main draw of all the Grand Slam tournaments as a singles and doubles player including the finals of the 2021 US Open doubles. She has also made it to the singles quarter-finals of the French Open in 2021.
Player Profile and Early Life
Cori “Coco” Gauff was born on March 13, 2004, in Atlanta, Georgia. She turned pro in 2018 and is coached by Corey Gauff and Jean-Christophe Faure. As of early May 2022, she has earned a little over US$3.1 million in prize money. Coco is a right-handed player with a two-handed backhand.
Her parents are Cori and Candi. Both of them have sporting backgrounds with her dad playing collegiate basketball at the Georgia State University and her mom in track and field at the Florida State University. Coco started playing tennis when she was just six years old. As a young player, she trained with Gerard Loglo.
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 the youngest player in the tournament’s history to have qualified for the main draw.
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.
She turned pro in 2018, debuting in May of that year. In 2019, she made it to the fourth round of Wimbledon as a singles player and the third round of the US Open as well. In 2020, she made it to the fourth round of the Aussie Open and she also made it to the quarter-finals of the tournament’s doubles competition. She would repeat this quarterfinal finish the next year. Also in 2021, she made it to the quarter-finals of the French Open. Her best finish that year was the finals of the doubles competition at the US Open.
- Highest Ranking: No.15 (April 04,2022)
- Current Ranking: No.15 (May 09,2022)
Best Grand Slam Singles Performances