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19-Year-Old Coco Gauff Flaunts Bucket Hat in a Never-Seen-Before Outfit as She Stuns Emma Raducanu and Other Peers Ahead of French Open 2023

Published 05/28/2023, 6:27 AM EDT

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The clay-court major has begun and though fans are disheartened about the absence of Rafael Nadal, they are still looking forward to a thrilling Roland Garros. Delivering the same expectations, the American teenage sensation Coco Gauff has surely raised the bar as she braced for Press Day in a stunning outfit. British tennis star Emma Raducanu and even the influencer girlfriend of Tommy Paul, Paige Lorenze, are swooning over her.

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After last year’s astounding run at the French Open, the eyes are surely going to be on the player. Gauff reached the finals last year and now she is making sure to be in her best form both on and off the court.

Coco Gauff stuns Emma Raducanu and Tommy Paul’s girlfriend before her French Open campaign


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The American teenage sensation is all ready to get the clay-court major swing started. With her first-round match scheduled against the Spanish player, Rebeka Masarova, Gauff made sure to draw some eyes before the match.

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She made her media day a memorable one by dressing up in an adorable blue crop top with a matching blue bucket hat. Giving the whole look a trendy finish, she finished it off with some stunning cargo pants and her New Balance shoes. To top it off, she even painted her nails blue. Posing shyly into the camera and sharing snippets of the media day, Gauff made sure to steal not just her fans’ but also her on-court rival’s and their loved ones’ hearts.


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Fellow tennis player and former US Open champion Emma Raducanu absolutely adored the outfit and commented, “fit goo”. Apart from her, another American player and Gauff’s old friend Jamilah Nicole also commented, “Gorgeous girl.” Apart from the tennis players, influencer girlfriend of Tommy Paul, Paige Lorenze showed some love and hit the comment section with the comment “Outfit” and a fire emoji.

The colorful outfit of the American tennis player showed that she was all ready for the French Open swing after battling with some mental obstacles.


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Gauff resonates with Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka

The player has had a tough run in the singles circuit this year. And Gauff opened up about feeling like an imposter. She confessed she has gone through that but also knows her caliber and is focusing on her gameplay.

Gauff is not the only player who has gone through such a phase. Even tennis legend Serena Williams and Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka have faced the same problem during their highly successful careers.


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Nonetheless, all three players have one thing in common- the ability to bounce back. Do you think Gauff can emulate or even outperform her last year’s performance at the French Open? Let us know in the comments below.

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Written by:

Shivali Sharma


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Shivali Sharma is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports, who specializes in off-court topics and has a particular focus on the legendary ‘Queen of the Court’, Serena Williams. With a wealth of experience in the industry, Shivali has authored numerous articles covering varied topics concerning the 23-time Grand Slam champion, including her personal life, career, and more. In addition to her work on Serena Williams, Shivali is also a huge fan of Naomi Osaka and admires the four-time Major winner, particularly for her advocacy for mental health.
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Tony Thomas