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Coco Gauff biography: 13 things about tennis player born in Atlanta, Georgia

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Professionally known as Coco Gauff, Cori Gauff is a professional tennis player born in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Her parents Corey Gauff and Candi Odom Gauff are both from Delray Beach, Florida, USA.

Coco is 5’9″ tall. Here are 13 more things about her:

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  1. She is 4 years older than her brother Codey Gauff and 9 years older than her brother Cameron Gauff.
  2. In 2011, she and her family moved from Atlanta to Delray Beach. 
  3. In 2012, she won the Little Mo eight-and-under national tournament in Austin, Texas, USA where she met Serena Williams for the first time. Serena and Venus Williams are her tennis idols.
  4. In 2014, she started to train at the Mouratoglou Academy in France. The academy was run by Serena’s longtime coach Patrick Mouratoglou.
  5. In 2016, she entered the Les Petits As 14-and-under tournament and made it to the semifinals.
  6. She was runner-up to 2017 US Open girls’ singles champion Amanda Anisimova.
  7. In May 2018, she made her debut on the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Women’s Circuit. In October 2018, she signed her first multi-year sponsorship contract with New Balance, a sports footwear and apparel brand based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
  8. In March 2019, she announced a multi-year sponsorship agreement with Italian food company Barilla. In July 2019, she finished in the fourth round of the women’s singles at 2019 Wimbledon Championships, which was held in Wimbledon, London, England.
  9. Competing in the women’s singles, she finished in the first round at 2020 US Open, the second round at 2020 French Open and the fourth round at 2020 Australian Open. She and Caty McNally of the U.S. finished in the quarterfinals of the 2020 Australian Open women’s doubles.
  10. Competing in the women’s singles, she finished in the second round at 2021 Australian Open and 2021 US Open, the fourth round at 2021 Wimbledon Championships and the 2021 French Open quarterfinals. She and McNaly were runner-up to 2021 US Open women’s doubles champions Samantha Stosur of Australia and Zhang Shuai of China.
  11. She finished in the first round in the women’s singles at 2022 Australian Open, which was held in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia from January 17-30, 2022.
  12. On June 4, 2022, she became runner-up to 2022 French Open women’s single champion Iga Świątek, then 21, in Paris, France.
  13. She was 18 years old when she became 2022 French Open women’s singles runner-up on June 4, 2022.
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