“Let’s Make It Happen”: Coco Gauff Agrees To Replace Venus Williams in Nick Kyrgios’ Team

Published 08/07/2021, 7:02 PM EDT
PARIS, FRANCE – SEPTEMBER 30: Cori Gauff of The United States of America celebrates after winning a point during her Women’s Singles second round match against Martina Trevisan of Italy on day four of the 2020 French Open at Roland Garros on September 30, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)


American teenager Coco Gauff has been one of the most talented youngsters on the Tour. The teenaged American has caused quite a few upsets over the years. She has knocked out players like Naomi Osaka and Venus Williams at the Grand Slam stages.

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Recently, Coco Gauff agreed to partner with Australian tennis superstar Nick Kyrgios in the mixed doubles competition at the Australian Open 2022. In recent times, the Australian player has partnered with superstar players like Venus Williams at the Wimbledon Championships.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 02: Nick Kyrgios of Australia and Venus Williams of USA celebrate winning against Sabrina Santamaria and Austin Krajicek both of USA during their mixed doubles first round match on Day Five of The Championships – Wimbledon 2021 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 02, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by AELTC/Ian Walton – Pool/Getty Images)

However, that journey ended in an unfortunate circumstance as the pair had to withdraw from the event because of Kyrgios’ injury during his singles match against Félix Auger-Aliassime. However, the Australian talent is partnering with American teenager Coco Gauff and we hope the pair compete as a team together. 

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Nick Kyrgios and Coco Gauff to team up?

The American teenager replied to Kyrgios’ request. The Australian star stated, “MIXED at Aussie Open?” To which, the young American replied, “Let’s make it happen.” From the looks of it, it seems as if the duo might compete as a team in the upcoming season’s first Grand Slam event. 

Reflecting on the season so far, Gauff began competing in Melbourne at the Australian Open. Unfortunately, she lost in the second round. Later, she had a successful clay season and came as far as the quarterfinal. 

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 5, 2021 Cori Gauff of the U.S. in action during her fourth round match against Germany’s Angelique Kerber REUTERS/Paul Childs

She looked good at the Wimbledon, but lost in the pre-quarterfinal round to former champion German tennis player Angelique Kerber. 

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Kyrgios has not played many tournaments. He played at the Australian Open and the Wimbledon Championships, but did not play at the French Open. We wish both players the very best for the rest of the season.

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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