“Easy To Get Caught Up With The Chaos”: Coco Gauff Shares Words of Wisdom at Mouratoglou Academy

Published 06/15/2021, 2:21 AM EDT
Coco Gauff of the United States celebrates after winning match point during her Women’s Singles third round match against Naomi Osaka of Japan day five of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 24, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)


Coco Gauff broke a number of records at the recently concluded French Open. At the tender age of 17, she became the youngest player to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal. The teenager recently spoke at the Mouratoglou Academy in France and shared a few words of wisdom with the students.

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Gauff spoke with the students at the French academy, owned by Patrick Mouratoglou, who has been coaching Serena Williams since 2012.

As this chapter ends and you move onto the next, remember that you have the power to control how you want your story to end. It’s easy to get caught up with the chaos of social media and the pressures of society, but you and only you are the one that controls,” said Gauff. Mouratoglou posted her speech on his Instagram stories.

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How did Coco Gauff rise up in the ranks?

Coco Gauff has become the youngest player since Jennifer Capriati in 1992 who will contest in the Olympic Games. Gauff earned herself a spot in the US women’s team, by virtue of her great run in the French Open. Sloane Stephens’ defeat in her fourth-round match helped Gauff get into the team. Gauff also reached her career-best ranking of 23 in the WTP Rankings, which is a credit to her quarterfinal finish at the Roland Garros.

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Tennis – WTA Premier 5 – Italian Open – Foro Italico, Rome, Italy – September 16, 2020 Coco Gauff of the U.S. during the Women’s doubles Pool via REUTERS/Clive Brunskill

The teenager is certain of going to Tokyo for the Olympic Games, but for now, Coco is set for her next challenge, which is the Wimbledon Championships in London. It will be her second appearance at Wimbledon, and she had reached the fourth round in 2019. She had beaten Venus Williams in the third round, back in 2019, at the age of 15.

I’m excited to go back, for sure. I think my most memorable thing I remember from Wimbledon is just the crowd experience,” Gauff  said.

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The world is ready to witness the brilliance of this young player from the US. There will be a lot of expectations from her when she plays at the Tokyo Games and Wimbledon.

 

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