Mexico ‘Love’ Grips Coco Gauff as She Spills the Beans on Her Culinary Favorites

Published 10/29/2023, 6:49 AM EDT

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The teenage tennis sensation, Coco Gauff, is keen to spread her wings in the WTA Finals. After winning her first Grand Slam title this year at the US Open, she has now created a place in the year-end championship. Currently, the 19-year-old has reached Mexico to play her first WTA Finals. She made a huge revelation regarding the things she likes the most about the beautiful country in North America.

In addition to her exceptional tennis abilities, Gauff has a strong love for traveling to new towns and locations when she’s not on the court. Despite the fact that Mexico may not be the best travel destination, the rising star in American tennis is undoubtedly having a fantastic time there, as she revealed some of her culinary favorites.

Coco Gauff reveals her Mexican culinary favorites 


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As this year’s WTA Finals are ready to take place in Cancun, all eight tennis players have reached the exotic location for the year-end clash. Recently, in a pre-tournament press conference, the China Open semi-finalist talked about how there couldn’t have been a better venue than Mexico. The delicious local cuisine she’s been savoring there has given her a great impression of the place.

Coco Gauff said, “Probably the food. I love to eat. That’s pretty much my favorite thing about most places, is the food. I’ve been eating a lot of tacos here. And fish, I’ve been in Mexico a couple times, but for some reason the fish here is unbelievable. Maybe because I’ve ordered tacos every time I’m in Mexico. For the first time here, I started to eat fish.” However, Gauff has explored more about her favorite dish.


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Along with that, Coco Gauff also revealed how fish is made in Mexico, which is always quite different from the US. She had one of the best fishes of her life in Mexico. Subsequently, she also talked about how she has played two times in front of a Mexican crowd, once in Guadalajara and the other when she was a junior and played in Campeche, Mexico.

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Further, she highlighted, “The fans both places were really cool, really passionate about tennis. I expect them to be just as passionate here in Cancun.” Additionally, she made a comparison between her Miami roots and the stunning coastline area of Cancun during a candid interview.


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Coco Gauff made a breezy comparison between Mexico and Miami 

The 19-year-old, who traveled to Mexico for the year’s final competition, instantly felt at home despite being overseas. She expressed her delight at how the stunning coastline of Cancun made her miss Miami, as everything there seemed quite familiar.

She also mentioned how she has a distinct affection for the beach and that it is the main point of connection between the two locations. As a result, she labeled herself a mermaid while revealing her affection towards beaches. In addition, her affinity for the water and her self-portrait as a mermaid hint at the ease she experiences every time she travels to Mexico.


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Nevertheless, what is your take on Coco Gauff’s favorite things from Mexico? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Pratishtha Prakash


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Pratishtha Prakash is a Senior Tennis Writer at EssentiallySports. With over 1600 articles under her name, she has an unbridled passion for covering the intriguing developments in the off-court lives of the biggest tennis stars. Pratishtha entered the dynamic world of sports journalism after completing her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media and Journalism.
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