|Date of Birth||
March 13, 2004
Women's Singles, Women's Doubles, Mixed Doubles
|Year of Turning Pro||
|Highest Career Ranking||
World Number 68 (Singles)
Corey Gauff, Jean-Christophe Faurel
The season 2019 saw the face of a new tennis protégée from America. Cori Gauff or Coco as she is nicknamed broke in the top 100 at the age of 15, when most players don’t even turn professional. The young starlet showed a combination of mature head and great heart on the tennis court in her 1st season, making her a perfect recipe of a tennis genius.
The Early Strides
At just 15 years of age Gauff has already cracked into the top 100. She started her WTA main tour debut in March 2019 at the Miami Open ranked outside the top 400 players in the world. However an impressive season has made her cover a lot of ground and crack into top 70 of the world by the year end.
Impressive Grand Slam Showing
Gauff could not qualify the main draw at Roland Garros and made her Grand Slam debut at Wimbledon in July this year and it was a dream start. Coco defeated one of her idols and a 5 time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams in her very 1st main draw Grand Slam match. She would go on to reach the 4th round only to fall at the hands of the eventual champion Simona Halep. Coco received admiration for having such a strong game even at the young age of 15.
The First Singles Title
Gauff won her 1st singles WTA title in October 2019 at the Linz Open in Austria. On her way to the trophy she defeated 3 former top 10 players including Kiki Bertens in quarterfinal, Andrea Petkovic in the semis and finally downed the 2017 French Open Champion and former World Number 5 Jeļena Ostapenko in the final.
|Achievements/Records Associated With||
December 31, 2019