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As the Coco Gauff Hype Train Picks Up Pace After Her US Open Heroics, Serena Williams’ Childhood Coach Quashes ‘One Hit Wonder’ Claims

Published 09/12/2023, 1:49 PM EDT

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Tennis superstars and young prodigies often rise and fall on the US Open court. Yet some players often shimmer briefly before blurring away from plain sight. There’s a name that has sparkled reliably continuously at the US Open court, Coco Gauff. The 19-year-old star has frequently been compared with American tennis G.O.A.T. Serena Williams.

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She has fueled the hype train with her amazing exhibitions and unwavering ability. Amidst the growing publicity, an astounding tweet arose, which reaffirmed Gauff’s miraculous legacy. Rick Macci, a tennis veteran who once coached Serena Williams, shared his strong words on X. Gauff’s journey has been set apart by self-control, talent, and a resolute confidence in herself.  Macci was able to convey his deepest feelings and it resounded with several fans.

Serena Williams’ former coach shares support for the remarkable tennis star, Coco Gauff, and her legacy


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Rick Macci’s recent tweet, unequivocally says a lot about the young athlete’s remarkable ability. His words resonate in the hearts of Gauff’s fans and set high expectations for her future. From her precocious debut at Wimbledon as a 15-year-old to her new victory at the US Open, Gauff’s legacy has inspired fans and athletes alike. She’s a player who doesn’t simply contend; she rocks the boat and mixes the reverberations of the past, where greats like Serena Williams once ruled.

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Rick Macci, a coach who assumed a critical part in forming Serena Williams’s career, perceives this remarkable talent in Gauff. His recent tweet he expressed that Gauff is “no one-hit wonder.”


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Macci tweeted,” Was asked if @CocoGauff is a ONE HIT WONDER like many players. Easy answer to this one. No WAY.”

The Hall of Fame Tennis coach also explained, “The Olympic Sprinter has the inner qualities of a unique athlete and a Backbone more solid than her Backhand. Number One is in the Oven and the Delray Dart will feel the lovin.”

With each passing competition, she concretes her status as a certified competitor, a player equipped for revising the record books. Whether she can imitate the Serena Williams direction is not yet clear. Yet, one thing is sure – the tennis world will watch her magnificent career eagerly.

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Several rumors swirl about a potential collaboration between Gauff and Macci shortly. Macci has been offering advice to Gauff over the past few months. He has emphasized the need for specialized training to regain top form.


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Macci had shared a bold Prediction about Gauff and her special  ’23 thousand weapons’

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Macci recently shared his candid thoughts on emerging talents in the sport, especially on social media. With Gauff’s remarkable journey to the finals of her home soil-major tournament, the 68-year-old coach couldn’t resist offering his perspective.

While recognizing Gauff’s impressive performance, the seven-time USPTA coach pointed out that she possesses a unique advantage. He talked about the support of the 23 thousand-strong home crowd, which he aptly referred to as “weapons.”


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Macci’s reference to “23k weapons” highlights the immense capacity of the Arthur Ashe Stadium, renowned as the largest tennis arena globally. In his characteristic style, Macci suggested that the American tennis sensation could harness the power of a passionate home crowd.

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Dr Aditya Raveendran Menon

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Aditya Menon is a Tennis Writer at EssentiallySports, covering several high-profile tournaments and events. With a passion for writing that matches his love for the sport, he has a special interest in covering the activities of tennis legends like Serena Williams and the ‘Big Three’ of men’s tennis. Aditya’s interest in tennis started at a young age when his father introduced him to the sport.

Edited By: Bhavani Singh