Coco Gauff Steps Into the World of NFTS by Collaborating With the NFL Legend Tom Brady’s Company-Autograph

Published 05/18/2022, 11:30 AM EDT
Aug 30, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Coco Gauff of the United States waves to the crowd after winning a first round match against Magda Linette of Poland on day one of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

Coco Gauff, the 18-year-Old American tennis professional, turned pro in the year 2018. And is believed to become the next big thing in WTA. As she is the youngest player ranked in the WTA top 100. Further, Gauff claimed the trophy at the 2019 Linz Open and became the youngest singles title-holder since 2004.

However, what brought her to people’s attention is her majestic win over the seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams. The teenager has won two singles titles and four doubles up till now and is gearing up to explore the world of digital assets.

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Coco Gauff Collaborates With Autograph

Recently Gauff signed a collaboration with Autograph, a company co-founded by NFL legend Tom Brady. Autograph is a Non-Fungible Token platform which brings in superstars and athletes from around the world to create digital experiences and collections for fans. Further, the 18-year-old’s collection will be available on 7th and 9th June. Therefore, Gauff took to Instagram to share the exciting news with her fans. She shared Autograph’s post, which comprised her signature and date of release.

In addition, athletes such as Tiger Woods, Naomi Osaka and Usain Bolt have also partnered with Autograph. Recently the company raised a funding of 35 Million dollars to touch the valuation of 735 million dollars.

Coco’s Performance in Doubles This Year

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Coco started her double run of this year with the Australian Open. However, she failed to leave an impact on both singles and doubles of the tournament. Thereafter she partnered with Jessica Pegula, a fellow American tennis professional, to make decent run till the quarterfinals of the Dubai International championship.

Sep 12, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Coco Gauff, right, and Catherine McNally of the United States against Samantha Stosur of Australia and Shuai Zhang of China (not pictured) in the women’s doubles final on day fourteen of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

Following that, the pair reigned at Qatar Open. They defeated Mertens and Veronika in the finals by 3-6, 7-5, 10-5. In addition, Gauff made it up to the quarterfinals of the event in singles. Hence extracting noteworthy results from the event. For the summer doubles, she paired with Cathy McNally and climbed up to the quarterfinals of the Indian Wells and semifinals of Miami.

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Recently, following her finale run at Stuttgart Open, Guaff alongside Pegula tried her luck in the clay courts of the Italian Open. Though the Russian pair Veronika Kudermetova and Anastasia Sergeyevna got the better of them.

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Mahima Verma

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Mahima Verma is a Tennis writer for EssentiallySports. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Hotel Management from IHM Mumbai. A sports enthusiast, particularly Tennis since her childhood, Mahima believes that she is fortunate enough to witness the legends like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Serena Williams play.

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