NewsTennis Star CoCo Gauff Makes History At D.C. Open Tournament

Tennis Star CoCo Gauff Makes History At D.C. Open Tournament

Go off, Guaff!

Gauff defeated Maria Sakkari, 6-2,6-3, at the tournament. However, winning was not the only goal she had in sight. Gauff wanted to show her personality and have fun on the court. She showed this with her celebratory dance and twirl at the end of the tournament. 
Awarded a heavy, black-and-silver trophy named after Donal Dell, one of the founders of the tennis tournament, Gauff joked, “I [don’t] go to the gym for nothing.” 

“I think the caliber of players I have beat this week was probably the strongest out of all of the tournaments I’ve played,” she said when reflecting on her competition.

Following the tournament, Gauff thanked her new coaches, Pere Riba and Brad Gilbert. She gave a shout-out to her little brothers, who were unable to attend because of a family birthday party in New Orleans. 

“I’m at press right now, bro. I’ve got to call you later,” she said after receiving the call from her brother at her news conference.
“That’s the first time he’s called me in, like, two months. I’m not even kidding. I’m usually the one calling him.” 
Although Gauff played well, she believes she can still work on her game and improve. 
At the end of the tournament, Gauff signed several autographs for her fans, including many children. She expressed how significant it is to hold a position where she can be a role model.
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Source: Black Enterprise


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