Whether or not you consider yourself a tennis fan you probably have seen the name Coco Gauff has come across your timeline. Coco has made headlines at the beginning of the U.S. Open after calling out umpire (the tennis equivalent to a referee) Marijana Veljovic for overlooking opponent Laura Siegemund’s continuous defiance of the game’s rules. Gauff called out Siegemund’s behavior mid-match quickly went viral as fans cheered on the young tennis star for standing up for herself.
Since her victory against 35-year-old Siegemund, Gauff has been mashing up the tournament. She is the first American teenager to move on to the U.S. Open quarterfinals since Serena Williams in 2001, Gauff appears to be on the path to her own iconic and inspiring career. Here are some fun facts about the young star beyond her court stats.
After suffering a first-round defeat at 2023 Wimbledon and the French Open quarterfinals to Iga Swiatek in July, August sparked a winning streak for Coco Gauff. The teen won her fourth WTA singles title after winning in the DC Open . She didn't stop there . she went on to win another during the Cincinnati Open. As of today, Gauff has won 15 of her past 16 matches, but she remains focused and humble.