Coco Gauff Jumps on the 2023 Time Machine for One Last Time in a Perfect Shoutout to Her Tennis ‘Homies’

Published 12/30/2023, 11:42 PM EST

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The young court maestro Coco Gauff has not only been mastering her strokes but also conquering milestones. In a league of her own, Gauff graced the prestigious ESPN list. This acknowledgment serves as a testament to her meteoric rise in the tennis cosmos. Yet, amidst the flashing cameras and roaring crowds, Gauff remained grounded. Her first instinct was to acknowledge the forces just as powerful, as her friends. 

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Gauff stayed true to her character of being a tennis titan, she paid homage to the unsung heroes who added rhythm to her victory anthem. What she said about Christopher Eubanks and Ben Shelton is worth talking about.

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Gauff took a reflective moment to bid farewell to 2023, but it wasn’t the only thing she did. The spotlight shines not only on her but also on her dynamic duo of friends, Shelton and  Eubanks. Something extraordinary has recently unfolded as the trio found themselves listed among the crème de la crème in the coveted ESPN compilation. In the category of breakthrough players, Gauff and Shelton emerged as the stars of the show. 

 

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They earned accolades as the breakthrough players of the year and were well deserving of it. Meanwhile, Eubanks etched his mark with a nod for the best moment at Wimbledon. Taking to her Instagram story, Gauff didn’t just share the news; she shouted it from the digital rooftops. The caption read: “all the homies made the list.” This proudly echoed the camaraderie and shared victories among friends. Especially ones who’ve become family on this incredible journey. It’s not just about tennis for them anymore. It’s about the collective triumph.  

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The tennis world is often fixated on individual glory. However, Gauff’s acknowledgment of Shelton and Eubanks underlined the power of friendship and shared victories. This shoutout from the tennis titan reminds us that even in the dazzling lights of success, it’s the homies who keep the spirit alive.

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Gauff and Shelton’s next serve

The dynamic duo of Gauff and Shelton find themselves on the brink of a new season. The anticipation is palpable. Having claimed the spotlight as breakthrough players of the year, Gauff and Shelton now stand at the threshold of an even more exhilarating chapter in their tennis saga.

The upcoming 2024 season promises a fresh arena for these rising stars. Especially for them to showcase their prowess. The challenge ahead is quite clear. For them to climb the ranks, they will have to prove that their previous triumphs were no fluke. 

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The tennis cosmos awaits their next serve, and fans are eager to witness the coming chapters of Gauff and Shelton’s journey. What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments. 

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Charrvi Singh

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Ever since Naomi Osaka?s infamous withdrawal from the tennis circuit in the 2021 French Open, I have been enamored by tennis stars and their psyche. With a background in psychology, I am interested in delving into the minds of the sport's biggest stars while keeping my readers informed about the latest developments in the tennis world. At EssentiallySports, I focus on stories that dive beyond the sport and focus on the personal lives of the biggest tennis stars.
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