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Coco Gauff: Net Worth, Early Life and Career so far

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Cori Dionne Gauff, a.k.a Coco Gauff, is an American tennis player who took everyone by surprise on the WTA Tour at the early age of 15. Her triumph over Venus Williams in the 2019 Wimbledon Championships immediately made her an attractive figure in the tennis realm for renowned brands. Till now, Gauff has earned an estimated $6.08 million from prize money from several championships. As per various sources, Gauff's net worth stands at approximately $6 million.

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Gauff plays with Head rackets and dons the New Balance logo on her attires and wears their tennis shoes during professional matches. Gauff signed a multi-year sponsorship deal with New Balance in October 2018. She also revealed that she was in a multi-year sponsorship deal with the Italian food manufacturer Barilla in March 2019, which also sponsors Roger Federer.

Coco Gauff’s Early Life

Coco Gauff was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 13, 2004. Her parents are Candi and Corey Gauff. She has two younger brothers: Codey, who is four years younger than her, and Cameron, who is nine years younger. Gauff was raised in Atlanta, and at the age of four, after watching Serena Williams win the 2009 Australian Open on television, she developed an interest in tennis.

The 2022 French Open finalist belongs to a family that has a rich history in sports. She received unconditional support from her parents and her brothers. The 19-year-old was encouraged by her parents to participate in other sports besides tennis, including basketball and track.


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Gauff finished her schooling through an online school in Florida, where she learned tennis. She graduated from her online school in May 2022 from the Florida Virtual Flex Program. Gauff has no regrets regarding where she went to school, as she missed the experience of going to a traditional school.

The American sensation started playing tennis when she was 6. After winning the "Little Mo" eight-and-under national championship at the age of eight, she decided to make tennis her career because it was an individual sport. She has said that since she wasn't a team person, tennis was the perfect sport for her.

Her Family and How They Support the Young Athlete

The WTA World No.6 was born to parents Candi and Corey Gauff. Her parents were also active in sports when they were young. Her mother was a track and field athlete at Florida State University, while her father was a college basketball player at Georgia State University. Corey later worked as a healthcare executive, and her mother was an educator.

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Codey Gauff is Coco's younger brother and the middle child of the Gauff family. He is a junior high school student who is 14 years old. He is into baseball and mainly plays as a pitcher. Cameron Gauff is the youngest member of the Gauff family. Cameron plays football in the American Youth Football League or AYFL. He plays for the Delray team and hopes to play in the NFL one day.


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The family moved to Delray Beach when Coco was seven years old so that she could be a part of a better training program. Prior to purchasing their home, they initially lived with Candi's parents. Coco started coaching under Gerard Loglo at the New Generation Tennis School when she was eight while living in Florida.

Her parents left their jobs so that they could help raise their daughter and support her dreams. Afterwards, her mother taught her by homeschooling her, and her father served as her primary coach since he had some prior tennis playing experience. According to Coco, her brothers have contributed significantly to her career. She believes that because she is the oldest of three siblings, she had to mature faster to support her brothers.

Coco Gauff’s Tennis Career So Far

The rising star has had a career full of highs and lows till now. Gauff qualified for the $25k Osprey, FL-USA, in May 2018 and made her ITF Women's Circuit debut there. She won her first professional match at the tournament. She received wildcard entries for the 2018 US Open and the 2019 French Open qualifiers. However, she failed to qualify for the main rounds of both the slams.

She won her maiden WTA title, $25K event in Surprise, Arizona, in 2019 alongside Paige Hourigan. At the same event, she also reached the final in singles but ended as a runner-up.

Gauff would eventually take the limelight at the 2019 Wimbledon. She qualified for the main draw after upsetting players ranked world number 98 and 128, respectively, in the qualifiers. In her opening round, Gauff defeated the legendary Venus Williams, aged 15. She also won rounds two and three in her first Grand Slam stint, losing to the eventual winner, Simona Halep.


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The world number 6 currently has many rivals, but she is yet to build a major rivalry with any players. Against the WTA world number 2 Aryna Sabalenka, Gauff leads 3 matches to 2. She has also faced the world number 4 Ons Jabeur five times and leads the head-to-head with 3 wins. Iga Swiatek, the current number 1, can be said to be Gauff's biggest rival. Swiatek has faced Gauff 6 times and has won all of their bouts.

Coco Gauff has had many doubles partners till now. Currently, she teams up with world number 3, Jessica Pegula. The two have won two WTA 1000 Masters, including the Dubai Tennis Championships and the Canadian Open, both in 2022.

Gauff’s Achievements on and off the Field

As of 2023, Coco Gauff has won three singles WTA titles and seven doubles titles: partnering with Catty McNally for three and Jessica Pegula for four. Her best performance in a Grand Slam so far has been her 2022 French Open stint, in which she reached the final and lost to Iga Swiatek. In doubles, she has a similar track record. She reached the finals of the 2021 US Open and the 2022 French Open with Jessica Pegula. Off the tennis court, Gauff received a nomination for Sportswoman of the year at the BET awards presented by Black Entertainment Television. 

Coco Gauff is a die-hard fan of the Williams sisters. The American teenage sensation has been lauded by Serena Williams' ex-coach Patrick Mouratoglou, who said that Gauff has an aura akin to Federer. Additionally, Venus Williams also praised Gauff's performance in 2021, where she said that Gauff could go far in the US Open of that year. Even the 20-time Grand Slam winner, Roger Federer, lauded Gauff for how she handled herself after suffering a crushing defeat at the hands of Naomi Osaka.

Coco Gauff’s Obsession with Shoes

In 2018, Gauff signed a multiyear deal with New Balance, the renowned Boston-based athletic footwear organization. Since then, she has worn shoes made by the company in her matches. The line of shoes made in collaboration with Gauff is called Coco CG1. Gauff and New Balance have come out with a total of five shoes in the Coco CG1 line.

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One of the shoes in the CG1 line, Sky Blue Junior shoes, was designed by the youngest member of the Gauff family, Cameron Gauff. Being a proud sister, she shared the picture of the final product on her Instagram, along with a picture of her brother.

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In 2019, Gauff combined with other tennis stars to raise money for the benefit of the Bryan Brothers Foundation.

How to Contact Coco Gauff?

Twitter; Instagram; TikTok; Facebook


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NameCori Dionne "Coco" Gauff
Place of BirthAtlanta, Georgia
EducationFlorida Virtual Flex Program
ParentsCandi Gauff; Corey Gauff
Height5 ft 9 in
Weight55 kg
Social MediaTwitter; Instagram; TikTok; Facebook


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