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Coco Gauff        

Youngest Tennis Player to Ever Qualify for the Main Draw in Wimbledon History

Cori "Coco" Gauff is a tennis player who is a former world #1 junior, having won one junior Grand Slam singles title and another in doubles.

In 2019, at 15 years old, she became the youngest player to qualify for the main draw in Wimbledon in the tournament's history. She then rose to prominence by defeating Venus Williams in the first round, and ultimately reached the fourth round of the event. Each of her matches was the most-watched of the day in the United States.

Her amazing summer continued at the 2019 US Open, where she reached the third round before losing to defending champion Naomi Osaka.

Gauff, the daughter of two collegiate athletes, has cited the Williams sisters as her inspiration for playing tennis. Gauff first met Serena after winning the Little Mo national tournament at age eight. After their match at Wimbledon in July 2019, Gauff thanked Venus for everything she's done for the sport when they shook hands at the net.

In October 2018, Gauff signed her first multi-year sponsorship contract, with New Balance. In March 2019, she announced a multi-year sponsorship agreement with Italian food company Barilla, which also sponsors Roger Federer.

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Depth of Field: Coco Gauff and the Future of Women's Tennis | WIRED

1 ranked women's player, and Cori "Coco" Gauff, a 15-year-old rising talent of unforgettable resolve. The third-round match ended with Osaka routing Gauff by ...

Cori 'Coco' Gauff, 15, handed wild card to play at US Open - CNN

Cori "Coco" Gauff will compete in her second career grand slam at the US Open this month after organizers handed the 15-year-old a wild card entry.

Naomi Osaka Salvages Another Awkward Moment at the U.S. Open ...

With an act of kindness, Osaka, the world No. 1, helped 15-year-old Coco Gauff process her disappointment after she lost their third-round match.

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