$3,000,000 Dream Turns into Reality for US Open Queen Coco Gauff as She Lays Bare an Extravagant Disneyland Desire

Published 09/11/2023, 10:20 AM EDT

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50 years ago when Billie Jean King fought for gender pay equality, she was dreaming of champions like Coco Gauff excitedly planning on how to spend the prize money. Now that Gauff has won $3 million at the US Open, she is counting all the things she wants to do. Not being the primary caretaker, she does not have to worry about paying the bills. So, this time around, she wants to go on an adventure with no other commitments.

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The 19-year-old Gauff has traveled around the world to play her tennis matches. Therefore, she is planning to relax a bit by trying something she has never done in her life.

Coco Gauff gets adventurous with her $3 million prize money 

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The American tennis star is now gushing with excitement as she has clinched her maiden Grand Slam title. Furthermore, that happiness is supplemented by the whopping $3 million prize money that both men’s and women’s champions receive. While accepting the prize money, Gauff made sure to thank Billie Jean King for fighting for it.

Consequently, Gauff is now making a bucket list of things she will get done with that prize money. Talking to her fans on Instagram Live, she confessed her plans. First off, she said, “Girl, bills,” as noted by Express. However, not pulling the prank for long, she confessed hilariously that she was just kidding.

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Furthermore, she laid down the first co0urse of action she had for her prize money. She stated, “Bills really though to be honest, I’ve gotta pay my coaches because they deserve a good payday.”

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Apart from that, she looked back on some old wishes that she no longer wanted to pursue. She stated, “I always said when I would win my first Grand Slam I would do a crazy purchase but I don’t really have anything that I really want to buy.” This means shopping is out of the list.

However, there is something she has never done in its truest sense and Gauff is keeping that on her list.

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Gauff wishes for a full-fledged adventure

After that, she confessed that she has never been on a holiday, so that is something she wishes to do. When someone suggested that in the comments, she gave it a thought. Then Gauff confessed a shocking truth and stated, “I’ve never had a real vacation.”

But then, an incident came to her mind, which only proved to be a facade in the name of an actual trip. She stated, “Unless you count DisneyWorld, we went for a weekend, but I live in Florida, so we drove there and came back home that night.”

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So, now, she wishes to go on a trip where she does not have to commit to playing or doing anything else. That is the least the 19-year-old Gauff deserves after her maiden Grand Slam win. Which country do you think she should visit? Let us know your pick in the comments below.

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Shivali Sharma

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Shivali Sharma is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports, who specializes in off-court topics and has a particular focus on the legendary ‘Queen of the Court’, Serena Williams. With a wealth of experience in the industry, Shivali has authored numerous articles covering varied topics concerning the 23-time Grand Slam champion, including her personal life, career, and more. In addition to her work on Serena Williams, Shivali is also a huge fan of Naomi Osaka and admires the four-time Major winner, particularly for her advocacy for mental health.
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