“Feel Like a Little Kid in Candyland”: Coco Gauff Elated to See Her Clipping in New York’s Times Square

Published 08/29/2021, 2:19 PM EDT
PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 07: Coco Gauff of The United States celebrates victory in their ladies singles fourth round match against Ons Jabeur of Tunisia during day nine of the 2021 French Open at Roland Garros on June 07, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)


Rising star Coco Gauff has had an incredible season so far. She has achieved her career high ranking and has also won a couple of titles this year. However, her real test begins now as she will be playing at the US Open 2021 in front of her home crowd which certainly has huge expectations from her.

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World No.23 Coco Gauff is currently in New York for the US Open 2021. Out of a busy training schedule, she finally took out some time and decided to travel on the streets of the city. Interestingly, she saw herself on some really huge screens at the Times Square  and became way too excited.

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It was like a dream moment for her. In her Instagram stories, one can see her dancing and enjoying in New York’s Times Square. She is acting like a really young child who is proud to see herself on the big screen.

“I feel like a little kid in candyland,” wrote Gauff in the caption of her Instagram story.

In one of her recent Instagram posts too, one can see how happy the 17-year-old is in New York. “I love New York,” wrote Gauff in the caption of the post.

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Coco Gauff will face Magda Linette in the first round of the US Open 2021

Gauff will begin her US Open 2021 campaign against Poland’s Magda Linette. Even though she has the upper hand against Linette, she should not take her lightly.

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Mar 25, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Cori Gauff of the United States hits a forehand against Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia (not pictured) of the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Linette has caused quite a few upsets on the WTA Tour this season. She recently reached the semis of the Cleveland Championships 2021 before Irina-Camelia Begu defeated her there. Even though Gauff and Linette haven’t faced each other before, the Polish player can prove to be a threat for the 17-year-old.

Coco Gauff will receive a lot of support from fans at the US Open 2021. Will she be able to beat the odds and succeed in New York this year?

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Anshul Singh

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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