Coco Gauff is one of the best known NextGen players in the women’s tennis world. After upsetting her idol and the five-time title winner, Venus Williams, at the 2019 Wimbledon, an American teenager came to the limelight.
The 17-year-old from Delray Beach holds severals under her bet. Most notably, Gauff became the youngest singles WTA title winner since 2004, when she won her maiden title at the 2019 Linz Open and is the youngest player ranked top 100 on the WTA ranking board.
Guaff’s best performance in Grand Slam events reached the fourth round at the 2020 Australian Open and 2019 Wimbledon. In the WTA 500 and WTA 1000 tournaments, American played semifinals during the 2021 Adelaide International and 2021 Italian Open.
Coco Gauff entered the top 30 for the first time, reaching a new career-high World No.30 on 17th May 2021. However, Gauff’s accomplishments today so far might be a daydream for her without her parents’ support and sacrifices.
Corey and Candi Are Coco Gauff’s Parents
Coco Gauff’s parents are father Corey Gauff and mother, Candi. Both are from Delray Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida, the United States, and former athletes.
Father Corey is a former college-level basketball player. Gauff’s mother, Candi, was a track athlete and won several awards for her career achievements. Candi was the Florida state champion in the heptathlon while studying in school.
Coco Gauff’s parents motivated her to play various sports, but she decided to play tennis at six. Since then, she has worked with a tennis academy in Florida for some years. Later on, Gauff’s parents decided to quit their job to take care of their daughter’s career on a full-time basis.
Subsequently, Gauff’s father Corey became the primary coach of her daughter as Williams sisters’ father Richard Williams and Naomi Osaka’s father Leonard Francois did. Mother Candi assists her husband and supervises her children’s schooling.
Coco Gauff has two younger brothers. Codey is four years old, more youthful than his sister, none other than Gauff. At the same time, Cameron is nine years old younger than her.