‘Rooting for You All the Way’- Michelle Obama Hails Coco Gauff for Reaching the Finals of French Open 2022

Published 06/03/2022, 12:00 PM EDT

Coco Gauff has taken the world by storm by entering the finals of the French Open 2022. The 18-year-old American tennis sensation has been receiving praise from everyone for her recent performances. Moreover, people are looking forward to the final of the Grand slam against the reigning world no. 1 Iga Swiatek.

Former first lady, Michelle Obama, has joined the others in showering praises on Gauff, wishing her good luck for the finals.

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Michelle Obama roots for Coco Gauff

Michelle Obama took to Twitter to wish Coco Gauff for her astounding achievement. She retweeted Gauff’s tweet of her announcing her arrival into the finals of the Roland Garros 2022. She stated, Congrats, @CocoGauff I’m so proud of you, and I will be rooting for you all the way!

This boosted the morale of the American player, as she replied, “thank you so much”.

Battle of the new generation

Coco Gauff will face Iga Swiatek in the finals of the French Open 2022. The sensational Pole is on a 34-match winning streak. While the American teenager did not drop a single set during the whole tour, current world number 1, Iga Swiatek dropped one against Qinwen Zheng of China. Everybody is highly looking forward to the final that will pit two rising stars who will hopefully spearhead the new generation of WTA stars in the future.

Oct 9, 2021; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Coco Gauff hits a shot during her second round match against Caroline Garcia (FRA) during the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The American defeated Martina Trevisan in straight sets to claim her spot in the finals. Moreover, Coco Gauff has also reached the finals of the double’s open at the French Open 2022 with her partner Jessica Pegula.

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She will have the opportunity to win both the singles and the doubles titles, which will be a truly exceptional achievement.

Mar 30, 2022; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Iga Swiatek (POL) reaches for a forehand against Petra Kvitova (CZE)(not pictured) in a women’s singles quarterfinal match in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

However, Swiatek will be looking to not only further her Grand Slam tally to two but also equal Venus Williams’ record of the longest winning streak in this century. 

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Will Iga Swiatek continue her winning streak and secure her second Roland Garros title, or will the American teenage star claim her maiden Grand Slam title? Let us know in the comments.

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Shivali Sharma

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Shivali Sharma is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. She has pursued her Master's in history from Himachal University, but her love for the game has driven her to write about tennis. Shivali is a huge fan of Naomi Osaka and admires Osaka not only for her on-court performances, but also for her off-court actions.

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