Coco Gauff is 15 years old. She has homework, studies, and takes tests in school like the rest of the students in her class, but she is not like the other students in her class. Far from it. She has arrived on the international tennis scene as an up and coming superstar, and at just 15 years old, as made her mark at one of the most prestigious events in tennis, Wimbledon.
Coco Gauff became a household name after she took down a tennis legend in Venus Williams less than a week ago, who was one of her idols. A dream come true for an ascending 15 year old prodigy, but she was not done there. She would go on to defeat Magdalena Rybarikova, and Polona Hercog before matching up with former world #1 Simona Halep. It was a frustrating match for Gauff who lost in straight sets 6-3 / 6-3 to Halep, committing many unforced errors along the way. While the historic run came to an end for the teenager, her legacy has only just begun.
a complete star. I personally was nothing like her at 15. First of all, I didn’t play like that. I didn’t look like that. She’s just so poised. She’s an absolute star”. That was said about Gauff by a woman whose posters mark the walls of Coco’s room, Serena
hearing what Serena said about her, Guaff blushed, and said “That’s really surprising and shocking when your idol even knows you exist, that’s pretty crazy.”
What’s even more crazy is that tennis has its next up and coming star, and she can’t even drive a car yet. If you haven’t heard of Coco Guaff yet, you will soon enough.