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Indian Wells 2024: Multi-Talented Coco Gauff and Iga Swiatek Capture Limelight With Jaw Dropping Soccer and American Football Skills

Published 03/04/2024, 4:47 AM EST

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Tennis players having an interest in other sports is nothing new. While a lot of tennis players are into golf or individual sports like tennis, Coco Gauff and Iga Swiatek are into other sports like soccer. Recently, as both of them will be next seen playing in the Indian Wells tournament, both of them were recently seen showing off their soccer skills.

While the racket ball sport is every tennis player’s first love, they often try to learn other sports and work on different aspects of the game. Let’s take a look at how Gauff and Swiatek are shooting the ball toward the net.

Coco Gauff shows her multi-sporting talent 

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Just a few days before the Indian Wells tournament, the 19-year-old American tennis player was recently seen showing off her other athletic skills that she carries apart from tennis. The official Instagram account of the tournament recently shared a video of the 2023 US Open champion playing soccer and displaying her amazing football skills.

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Not only that but at the same time, she was also seen engaging in some American-style football as she displayed her throw. The third-ranked tennis player was enjoying the athletic moments. Along with that, after making it to the Dubai Tennis Championships quarterfinals, she will be seen in action at the Indian Wells.

In addition to sharing the 19-year-old American tennis sensation’s athletic skills, the story even mentioned her, as it stated, “Coco Gauff: Multi-sport athlete. However, she was not the only one who displayed her soccer skills; even the world’s number one-ranked tennis player was also seen engaging in other sporting activities, just like Gauff.

Iga Swiatek partakes in other sporting activities 

While Gauff’s soccer skills grabbed a lot of attention, the Polish tennis player was also seen doing the same. Recently, the official Twitter handle of the US Open shared a video of the four-time Grand Slam champion chasing the ball while running around, in a casual, sporty outfit.

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In addition, she posted a video on Instagram that was quite similar, but in this one, she attempted long shots and headed the ball straight into the net. She also captioned the photo, saying that she engaged in this pastime during her break from tennis practice. They are both fairly successful in the tennis arena, but they also play a lot of soccer, which fully demonstrates their enthusiasm for sports.

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Nevertheless, what are your thoughts on Swiatek and Gauff displaying their multi-sporting skills? Do let us know in the comment section below.

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Pratishtha Prakash, tennis writer and resident analyst at EssentiallySports isn't just a sports journalist; she's a storyteller who found her true calling in tennis content. It is something she seamlessly integrates into both her professional and personal realms. Having professional certifications in content and digital marketing, Pratishtha has made it a habit to hone her skills as a quality journalist.
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