American Tennis teen Coco Gauff continuously displays her skills and abilities in and out of the courts. Her recent powerful speech at a Black Lives Matter demonstration for the best example of it. However, The eighteen time Grand Slam winner Martina Navratilova says that 16-year-old Gauff can change the world for the better.
After the death of unarmed African-American George Floyds in the police custody at Minneapolis, Coco Gauff delivered an amazing speech at a Black Lives Matter rally in Del Ray, Florida. Gauff also said it breaks my heart because I’m fighting for the future for my brothers. I’m fighting for the future for my future kids. I’m fighting for the future for my future grandchildren. So, we must change now, and I promise to always use my platform to spread vital information.”
Coco Gauff continuously raises her voice against racial injustice and equality. Recently, Gauff demands justice for Breonna Taylor’s wrongful death through her tweeter handle.
“She’s One Of Those People That Can Change The World For The Better” – Martina Navratilova
One of the best tennis players of all time, Martina Navratilova praised, the rising star Coco Gauff for her contribution to racial discrimination and social justice.
Navratilova told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “She’s just so poised on and off the court. She was just really brought up with great qualities and it shows how she plays, it shows how she’s active now politically.“I smile so much when I see the reach that she already has now and she will have in the future.“She’s one of those people that can change the world for the better and she seems to want to do that.
“I think the way things are going now, with some countries making great progress and some countries, like ours here in America – in my opinion – going backward in time, I think it’s essential that people get involved.
“Because I think they’re seeing how much politics can affect their lives and their freedoms.
“Sport has always been at the forefront of social change and now it can be that again with Black Lives Matter and just equality for all.
“Tennis has had its share of obstacles but I think overall we’ve been at the forefront of social change and it seems like now with Coco Gauff leading the charge, we’re still there,” Navratilova concluded.