Moved by Barack and Michelle Obama’s Unwavering Support for Coco Gauff at US Open, the American Tennis Sensation’s Mother Pens a Heartfelt Note

Published 09/01/2023, 11:50 AM EDT

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Despite being just 19 years of age, American tennis sensation, Coco Gauff has won tennis fans’ hearts with a brilliant display on the court. She has had an amazing 2023 season, moving into the top 10 of both singles as well as doubles. Further, in the ongoing US Open, she’s one of the top contenders to lift the title in New York.

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Recently, Gauff’s mother reacted as Barack and Michelle Obama dropped a huge surprise for her daughter. The former POTUS and his wife dropped in at the Arthur Ashe Stadium to cheer for Gauff during her first-round match. They proved to be a lucky charm as the American prevailed in a hard-fought encounter. Here’s what Gauff’s mother had to say.

Gauff’s mother shares a heartening note

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Hours ago, Candi Gauff took to her official Instagram handle to express gratitude to the Obamas for supporting her daughter. She shared a series of pictures of her daughter with Barack and Michelle Obama.

Along with sharing the pictures, Gauff’s mother wrote, “Former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama…. Enough said!!! Love, Team Gauff.” 

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Her mother, Candi was thankful to the former President and his wife for cheering along during her daughter’s first-round match.

Despite a rusty performance, the 19-year-old managed to overcome the challenge of Laura Siegemund of Germany. The crowd was right behind Gauff, cheering her to win the match.

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While Gauff was left awestruck meeting the Obamas, she opened up about her special encounter later.

Coco Gauff reminisces about an unforgettable encounter

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After meeting Barack and Michelle Obama, Gauff talked about her surreal meeting with the former President and his wife. The American tennis star said that she’s never going to forget this meeting. It will be cherished throughout her life. Additionally, she also received some precious advice from Michelle Obama.

Gauff was not very happy with her performance after the match. However, the subsequent meetup with them completely changed her mood around.

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Later today, Gauff will take on Elise Mertens of Belgium in the third round of the US Open. A strong performance will be expected from her in front of her home crowd.

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Vatsal Shah is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. With a Bachelor's degree in engineering, he is a die hard fan of tennis and sports in general. He is an ardent follower of Rafael Nadal and is inspired by his never-say-die attitude.
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