‘I’m a Human Before a Tennis Player’ – American Star Coco Gauff Makes a Strong Statement Regarding Rights

Published 01/20/2023, 9:30 AM EST
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 26: Coco Gauff of the United States looks on during a practice session on day seven of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 26, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Wayne Taylor/Getty Images)

At 18, talking about human rights and ready to take over the tennis world, Coco Gauff knows it all. While the tennis player is focusing on her game, she even takes out time to talk about various important issues. The tennis star recently spoke about how she feels grateful to have this opportunity to stand for people. 

The American tennis sensation is ready to take a step up after she won her third-round match against Bernarda Pera. While she is taking one step at a time on the tennis Court, she is also making a point to use her ‘teenage sensation’ tag to help the surrounding people.

 It’s quite impressive to see the youngster balance her duties on the court with her concerns for issues that have to do with society in general.  

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Coco Gauff reveals what makes her think about helping people around her 

The 18-year-old, after winning her third round, during the post-match press conference talked about her victory and then also added how becoming a top 10 tennis player and a Grand Slam finalist is helping her in educating people around the world about their rights. The tennis player also focused on how her family also plays a very important role while she is trying to help the people around her.

2021 Wimbledon Championships Coco Gauff , USA *** 2021 Wimbledon Championships Coco Gauff , USA

She said, “I think before anything I’m a human before a tennis player, so I’m always going to advocate for human rights and I feel like, I feel like with the platform. I have in the background that I came from and my the way I was raised I was always taught the important to speak up so for me that’s something I take pride in and I always will do it.” 

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Since the time the 18-year-old shot to  fame, she has been using her platform to raise her voice regarding various social issues. Furthermore, last year, there was a time when the tennis player also talk about her father’s best advice regarding why should she always remain vocal about various pressing issues that persist in society.

The best advice that Gauff’s father gave her 

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The world number 7 tennis player is not afraid to speak up over various social issues and never lets her opinion be influenced by anyone. And added how she doesn’t feel right about interfering with political issues but social issues are something that she has a firm opinion about. 

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Not only that she also shared her father’s advice to always carry her individual opinion that will help to build the world into a better place to live in.

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She said, “My dad always told me to make an opinion on my own.” 

What do you think about the 18-year-old American tennis player being vocal about social issues? Let us know in the comments.

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Pratishtha Prakash

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Pratishtha Prakash is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media and Journalism from MIT ADT University, Pune. In the past, she has interned at the sports desk of The Hitavada, a regional English daily newspaper.

Edited By: Arijit Saha

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