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Coco Gauff and Her US Open Triumph Become Tennis Loving Paige Spiranac’s Inspiration to Reveal Her Sporting Past; and No It’s Not Golf!

Published 09/13/2023, 7:20 AM EDT

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The US Open, which concluded a while ago, turned out to be an exhilarating tournament, with the tennis world seeing history being made as Coco Gauff clinched her maiden grand slam title. Her phenomenal performance grabbed the attention of many in the sports community, from tennis icon Chris Evert to golf queen Paige Spiranac.

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The diva was visibly impressed with the 19-year-old’s performance, as she became the youngest American to win the tournament since Serena Williams in 1999. But what’s more, the golfing star was stimulated so much that she went ahead to divulge her past with another sport other than golf. Yes, you heard that right!

Coco Gauff wins the US Open, which in turn inspires Paige Spiranac to get candid


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In an interview with Robin Lundberg from Sports Illustrated, the ex-pro golfer went ahead to express her admiration for the teenage tennis star. She was attending the same event to announce her new partnership with JetFuel and talk about her picks for the Ryder Cup when the model was quizzed on what she thought about Coco Gauff and her recent US Open win.

The blonde beauty was visibly impressed by Gauff, as she termed her performance “absolutely incredible”. Moreover, Spiranac went ahead to applaud her as she talked about how the tennis star is so “poised”, “professional,” and “fun to watch,” all the while dubbing her an inspiration for the athletes.


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Continuing on with her response, the 30-year-old described how her aunt played professional tennis while conveying the significance of the sport in her heart. Although the relative tried to coax her into playing it, she never gave in, thereby holding on tightly to her love for golf. But even so, the glam queen is all praise for the players and their passion for the game.

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Her love for tennis was not surprising since her followers had spotted her engaging in the sport a little while back. The golfing community went up in a roar as the post uploaded to her social media handle went viral.

Spiranac flaunts her tennis love on Twitter


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The golfing influencer took some time off to enjoy a game of tennis as she took to Twitter to upload a photo of herself posing in the stands. Although there weren’t any details as to which game she was spectating, the clues in the picture led to an obvious conclusion: the US Open. The background showcased the stands of Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, where the match was taking place.

Moreover, by cross-checking the time and date when it was posted, along with the dress of the tennis player in the background, it was found that she attended a match between Dan Evans and Carlos Alcaraz. Spiranac’s engagement with the sport was showered with many responses from the sports community, as they found it wholesome that she was interested in another sport.


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What did you think of the recently concluded US Open? Did you have any favorite moments? Share your thoughts below.

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Written by:

Allan Abe


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Allan Abe is a fresh golf writer at EssentiallySports. Tiger Woods was the golfer who inspired him into the sport, and he lives by what the legend once said, "No matter how good your get, you can always get better." Allan extends his love for golf by indulging in a little gaming in his free time, with PGA Tour 2K21 being his go to.
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Sheldon Pereira