How much is Coco Gauff worth?
|Net Worth:||$3 Million|
|Profession:||Professional Tennis Player|
|Date of Birth:||March 13, 2004|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is Coco Gauff
Coco Gauff, whose real first name is Cori, is an American tennis player. At the young age of 16, she’s already a professional player who has made a ton of history in the sport. As of now, she is the youngest tennis player to be included in the top 100 list by the WTA (Women’s Tennis Association), in which she was ranked at number 47. In addition to that, she has also won several championships, including the WTA singles title which she won recently at the 2019 Linz Open event.
How did Coco Gauff earn her net worth?
Winning WTA championships and performing at the Wimbledon has helped the young tennis player win millions of dollars. Her first championship wins came in 2014 when she won several USTA Clay Court National titles for 12-and-under. With one of her many wins, at the age of 10, she also became the youngest champion in the tournament’s history. By 2016, she was already earning well over $50.000 for her appearances and wins at various events. At one point she was even the world’s number one junior.
Also, in 2016, she played in various prestigious tournaments such as Les Petits As, ITF Junior Circuit, and Jaimee Fourlis, where she had impressive showings and made it to the semifinals. One year later, she made her junior Grand Slam debut at the 2017 US Open, where she lost to Amanda Anisimova and became the runner-up. At the same time, she made her debut in the French Open, Australian Open, and Wimbledon. Despite failing to win or advance to the finals of any of these tournaments, she did rack up more than $200.000 and was ranked number 2 in the world.
Why is she so famous?
Coco Gauff became famous in 2018 after she made her debut at the ITF Women’s Circuit. She was born on March 13, 2004, in Delray Beach, Florida. Both of her parents, Corey and Candi, are athletes who played basketball and track and field. She grew up in Atlanta and became interested in tennis at the young age of four after she watched Serena Williams win the 2009 Australian Open. Prior to her tennis career, Coco’s parents encouraged her to try various sports including basketball and track, however, she never flourished in any of them.
She first began playing tennis at the age of six and decided to pursue a career in the sport at that time. The following year, in 2010, her family moved back to Florida, where she joined the New Generation Tennis Academy as well as several other tennis programs that helped her start-off. By the age of ten, she also joined the Mouratoglou Academy in France, where she met Patrick Mourtaglou, who runs the academy and is the long-time coach of tennis sensation Serena Williams.
What makes her so successful?
What makes Coco Gauff so successful is her truly fantastic ability to play tennis. At the young age of 16, she has a net worth of $3 million. Her career truly skyrocketed when she qualified for Wimbledon in the summer of 2018. After defeating competitors such as Aliona Bolsova and Greet Minnen, she advanced to the main draw and became the youngest player to achieve this. She continued her momentum and defeated other impressive names such as Venus Williams (Serena’s sister), Magdalena Rybarikova, and Polona Hercong.
Despite losing to the eventual champion Simona Halep, Coco’s matches and performances were highly praised around the US. Throughout 2018, and 2019, she continued to make a name for herself with impressive records at the US Open Series, Luxembourg Open, ASB Classic, and Australian Open. Most recently, she took part in the International BNL D’Itlai, French Open, Linz Open, and J & T Banka Ostrava Open, where she defeated top names such as Aryna Sabalenka, Johanna Konta, and Maria Sakkari.
Coco Gauff is one of the quickest rising stars in tennis. She remains the youngest tennis player to enter the WTA top 100 and youngest titleholder on the WTA tour since 2004. She first started playing at the young age of six, drawing inspiration from fellow history-maker, Serena Williams, who had just won the Australian Open in 2009. Now, at the age of 16, in addition to winning millions of dollars and multiple prestigious titles and tournaments, Coco has made a lot of history.