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Professional tennis player Coco Gauff rose to prominence as a teenage phenom and most recently won the 2023 U.S. Open.

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Professional tennis player Coco Gauff rose to prominence as a teenage phenom and most recently won the 2023 U.S. Open.

Coco Gauff Today: U.S. Tennis Star Makes Olympic Team

Coco Gauf had her eye on the Paris Olympics months ahead of time—even as early as January. “One of the goals I wrote down on my vision thing, vision note, in my phone, was to win a medal in the Olympics,” Gauff said while
Gauff, now 20, officially received that opportunity on June 20, when she was named to the 2024 U.S. Olympic team.
The No. 2-ranked women’s player in the world and top American, Gauff will be joined in France by her regular doubles partner Jessica Pegula as well as Danielle Collins, Emma Navarro, and Desirae Krawczyk. Olympic matches begin in Paris on July 27.

 

The Florida native has expressed interest in competing in all three Olympic disciplines: singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. “We’ll have to see where I fall in the lineup ranking-wise and all of that.

 

That definitely is a priority,” Gauff said. “The Olympics have been a priority in both singles and doubles.”competing at the Australian Gauff, who is set to compete at Wimbledon in early July, is trying to become the first U.S. tennis player, male or female, to win gold in singles play since Serena Williams at the 2012 London Games. Gauff was selected for the pandemic-delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics but had to withdraw after testing positive for COVID-19 Open earlier this year.

Tennis player Coco Gauff won the 2023 U.S. Open at age 19 and is considered the best young American women’s player since Serena Williams. A Florida native, Gauff sparked “Cocomania” after receiving a wild card entry to Wimbledon in 2019 and defeating five-time tournament champion Venus Williams in the first round. That year, the teenage phenom also reached the third round of the U.S. Open and won her first singles title. Her game has only continued to improve, and she will represent the United States at the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.

 

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