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Coco Gauff’s Startling Revelation About Maiden Grand Slam Glory Shows How She’s Different From Other Youngsters

Published 02/29/2024, 3:04 PM EST

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American teenage sensation, Cori “Coco” Gauff, has become a household name with fans, legends, and brands swooning over her unscripted authenticity. Born in the age of athlete creators, she knows how to get the spectator’s pulse racing. On the way to WTA glory, the young tennis sensation is collecting trophies one after the other; but what does she do with them afterward?

Since her break-out performance in 2018 defeating Venus Williams at the age of 14, and then winning her first Grand Slam in 2023 in an exhilarating manner, Gauff has come a long way. With seven WTA Tour singles titles and eight doubles titles, world no. 3 has been stacking trophies, but not at her own house.

Coco Gauff Doesn’t Want To Clutter Her Space With Silverware

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Recently on a podcast with The AO Show, the 19-year-old revealed that she isn’t too fascinated with trophies, “I think I’ll actually just leave them at my parent’s house. I don’t want to clutter my space.” She added, “So yeah, honestly, my US Open trophy. I think I’ve only like pulled it out like once since then. And that’s because family came over and they wanted to see it. But I think I’ll probably just leave it at my parent’s house. Maybe just put a picture of like the trophy in the room or something.”

Gauff stated her ambitions for this year to be, “Just moving out, getting my own place and try to be an adult.” This answer was rightly deemed as highly refreshing and relatable by the podcaster.

Gauff is already being compared to the GOAT, Serena Williams, which means she will have a lot of trophies incoming. The teenager better make some space!

Read More: Coco Gauff’s Controversial Moment With the Chair Umpire Has an Eerie Parallel to Serena Williams’ Frustrated US Open Rant, Says Former Pro

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Coco Gauff gets Invited to the “most prestigious night in sport”

Tennis is nominated in six of the eight categories of The Laureus World Sports Awards 2024 nominations, called the “most prestigious night in sport”. Leading the charge alongside Novak Djokovic and Iga Swiatek will be the 19-year-old tennis sensation Coco Gauff. With this, she has earned her first nomination for this highly coveted award.

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Gauff’s nomination includes a special category of the 2024 Laureus World Sports Award for Breakthrough of the Year. She is also the only one representing tennis which left her fans super excited and charged for the event.

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Cori “Coco” Gauff is a player who knows how to seize huge sporting cultural moments. A symbol of her generation and often touted as the future of American tennis, the 19-year-old is on her way to more silverware!

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Anubhav Bhandari is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. With a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Anubhav skillfully arranges words to craft intriguing lines and weaves diverse sentences into compelling stories. Blending his sporting experience with storytelling prowess, he produces articles that resonate with readers.
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Arunima Bhanot