“Shoot My Shot”: Coco Gauff Confident of Playing Doubles With Serena Williams After Pairing With Venus at French Open

Published 06/04/2021, 6:07 AM EDT
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 31, 2021 Serena Williams of the U.S. in action during her first round match against Romania’s Irina-Camelia Begu REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier


The French Open 2021 has already witnessed many unique and amazing moments. From upsets to certain one-sided contests, it has been full of entertainment and thrill so far. One of the most enthralling moments was Coco Gauff pairing up with Venus Williams in the double category of the Grand Slam. Now, Gauff has spoken about how she would also like to pair up with Serena Williams at some point.

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Fans were quite excited after they found out that the 17-year-old Coco Gauff would be pairing up with the 40-year-old Venus Williams. Venus and Serena Williams have always been the tennis idols for Gauff and it must have been a dream come true for her. Even though the pair couldn’t reach the second round of Roland Garros 2021, Gauff loved the experience of playing alongside Venus.

Tennis – WTA Premier 5 – Italian Open – Foro Italico, Rome, Italy – May 13, 2021. Cori Gauff of the U.S. celebrates winning her third-round match against Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

In a recent interview, Gauff revealed that she now wants to pair up with Serena Williams in the doubles category. She believes that she can convince Serena to play with her someday. So there are now chances that fans might see the pair of Serena and Gauff taking on some opponents together.

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“Maybe I can get Serena on the same side next… Shoot my shot,” said Gauff.

Interestingly, it was the first time that Venus Williams played in the doubles category without her sister at a Grand Slam. Although she and Gauff didn’t get the desired results, Venus must have enjoyed playing with a youngster.

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Serena Williams got off to a great start at the French Open 2021

After a poor start to Serena’s clay-court season, fans feared that this might turn out to be the worst season for her. However, she trained hard and made an incredible comeback at the French Open 2021.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 31, 2021. Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts during her first-round match against Romania’s Irina-Camelia Begu REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier

Even though she has faced some troubles, the 23-time Grand Slam champion has managed to find a way to win. In the first round, she thrashed Irina Begu in straight sets, and in the second one, she fought back after losing the second set against Mihaela Buzarnescu.

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Serena Williams will be up against Danielle Rose Collins in the third round today. Fans have really high expectations from her and want her to perform well at Roland Garros. Will she be able to lift her 24th Grand Slam title in Paris this year?

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Anshul Singh

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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