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1. Started young. Coco was inspired to play tennis after watching Serena Williams win the 2009 Australian Open on TV when she was four years old. She also liked how tennis was an individual sport.
2. Top tier talent. Coco is currently ranked No. 6 in the world for singles and No. 3 in the world for doubles. At just 19 years old, she has three career singles titles and eight career doubles titles.
3. TikTok trend setter. Coco uses TikTok to unwind after matches and escape from tennis. She loves to post dancing videos and received over 5 million views on a video that featured her dad trying to keep up with her dance moves!
4. Iconic walkout music. Before walking out onto the court, Coco likes to play a hype song from one of her favorite artists which include Jaden Smith, The Weeknd, J. Cole and Childish Gambino. This year she’s been favoring “Icon” by Jaden Smith.
5. Riding the Miami Heatwave. Coco cited Jimmy Butler and her hometown Miami Heat’s Finals run as motivation after falling behind early in her first round win at the 2023 French Open. Back in April, Jimmy even offered Coco and her family tickets to the NBA Finals before the playoffs even started!


Image Source: Coco Gauff on Instagram