Fun facts about US Open Tennis Championship winner Coco Gauff

Piece by: Peninah Njoki

• Coco is  the only girl in a family of three.

• She is only 19.

Pro Tennis Player Coco Gauff
Image: Instagram

For years Serena and Venus Williams dominated the Tennis courts.

Then came Naomi Osaka.

In the last weeks Coco Gauff has been trending and for all good reasons.

This was after she beat Aryna Sabalenka

Below are fun facts about US Open winner Coco Gauff,who is an American professional tennis player

  • Real name is Cori Dionne 
  • Nicknamed "Coco" Gauff 
  • Born in March 13, 2004 (aged 19 as at 2023) in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Daughter of Candi and Corey Gauff.
  • Is a first born among three siblings.
  • Has two brothers.
  • Began playing tennis at the age of six.
  • Became a pro tennis player in 2018.
  • She is a former world No. 1 junior.
  • Is the youngest player in the Wimbledon, tournament's history to qualify for the main draw.
  • Won the World Tennis Association Tour singles title in 2019.
  • Carried home a $3 million after winning the US open championship.
  • She is the first American teenager to win the US Open since Serena Williams in 1999.



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