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‘More Controversies Than Your Forehand Winners’ – 18-Year-Old American Tennis Talent Coco Gauff’s Rihanna Pun for Super Bowl 2023 Goes Horribly Wrong

Published 02/13/2023, 1:19 PM EST

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The American tennis prodigy, Coco Gauff, had a bitter-sweet start to the season. She won her 3rd WTA title, ASB Classic, at the beginning of the season. However, the season-opening major, the Australian Open, proved to be a disappointment for the prodigy. But the teenager has not let that affect her, as she remained as lively as ever. Moreover, the 18-year-old was excited about Rihanna’s Super Bowl half-time performance; as we saw her predicting the sequence of Rihanna’s entry songs. And guess what, the teenager almost nailed her prediction.

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However, the R&B singer’s mesmerizing performance certainly had its effect on the World No.6. She took to social media, early morning, praising the singer in her own unique way. But not everyone appreciated the American prodigy’s Rihanna pun.

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It seems that World No. 6 didn’t shut her eyes last night. And her recent Tweets on Rihanna are proof of that. Post the R&B singer’s performance at the Super Bowl half-time show, Coco Gauf put an appreciation post in tennis jargon. She wrote, “Rihanna has more hits than tennis balls I’ve hit” and complemented this tweet with another one soon after. She further added, “lol goodnight. I just thought this was funny”, indicating that the young tennis star had a blast last night.

However, her little Rihanna pun was not appreciated by a few tennis fans. Many criticized the 18-year-old’s light-hearted tweet.


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One fan seemed to be on the other side of thought, as he responded by saying, “Relax… not everything has to be a pun.” And others reacted in a similar manner.

There were also others who understood Gauff’s tired state from her Tweet.

There were a few fans who agreed with the World No. 6’s take on Rihanna’s hits.

And this fan concurred with the American tennis prodigy’s light heartedness.

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Despite Gauff’s best efforts to hype up Rihanna’s performance, many fans didn’t like the halftime show and heavily criticized it. But one thing surely caught everyone by surprise when it was revealed that Rihanna is pregnant, again.


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Did you watch Rihanna’s performance at the Super Bowl halftime? Do let us know your views in the comments below!



Deepakshi Chaudhary

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Deepakshi Chaudhary is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her Masters, and has worked as an Editor at EssentiallySports before transitioning into a writer. Watching Serena Williams dominate the WTA Tour in her heyday is what inspired Deepakshi to follow tennis.

Edited By: Tony Thomas