Table of Contents
- The Gauffs were impressive athletes too
- They left their jobs to support Coco’s tennis dreams
- Corey and Candi are parents to three kids
- Coco has shared the sweetest throwback photos with her parents
- Coco calls her parents her “biggest supporters”
- Coco Gauff and family following familiar path to greatness
- Coco Gauff Biography
- Who is Coco Gauff? What makes her famous?
- Coco Gauff faces her greatest Wimbledon test yet in Simona Halep
- Who are the parents of Coco Gauff?
- When did Coco Gauff pursue her tennis career?
- Is Coco Gauff in a relation?
- How much net worth Coco Gauff owns?
- How tall is Coco Gauff?
- Cori Gauff Real Name, Birthday, Salary, Wiki
How she got here: Currently ranked 313th, Gauff was given a wild card into the Wimbledon qualifying tournament. In her first match, she beat the highest-ranked player in the event, No. 94 Aliona Bolsova, who had reached the fourth round of the French Open. Gauff then won her next two matches in straight sets to become the youngest women to qualify for Wimbledon in the Open era.
Her 6-4, 6-4 first-round victory against Venus Williams was her debut in the main draw of a Grand Slam event. She followed it up with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Rybarikova, a surprise Wimbledon semifinalist in 2017. Gauff was put on Centre Court for her third-round match against 60th-ranked Polona Hercog, and she thrilled the crowd by rallying from being down a set and a break to win, 3-6, 7-6 (7), 7-5. Hercog served for the match once and had two match points in the second set.
Her next opponent: In the fourth round Monday, Gauff will face her highest-ranked opponent of the tournament: seventh-seeded Simona Halep, who was No. 1 as recently as January. Halep, 27, won the French Open in 2018 and has played three other Grand Slam finals. But this is only the fourth time in nine appearances that Halep has reached the fourth round at Wimbledon.
Over the past month or so, you’ve likely heard the name Coco Gauff. She’s the rising tennis star who defeated one of her idols, Venus Williams, in the opening round of Wimbledon. And then she won again. And again. Oh, and did we mention she’s 15? Though she lost in the fourth round, she’s gained countless fans, and everyone is hoping to see her at the U.S. Open in late August. While the entire world might be surprised by her success, her parents aren’t. In fact, they’ve been preparing for this since their daughter was in second grade.
You can’t watch Coco without catching fist pumps, clapping, and dancing from her two biggest fans: her dad Corey and mom Candi. I mean, just look at their matching moves here:
Like mother, like daughter…#Wimbledon | @CocoGauff pic.twitter.com/5oKKMewXJj
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 5, 2019
On perhaps the most pressure-filled stage in tennis, Coco kept her cool thanks to her loving, dedicated parents. Here’s what you need to know about the unstoppable Gauffs.
The Gauffs were impressive athletes too
Corey was a basketball player at Georgia State, and Candi was a hurdler and heptathlete at Florida State. Coco’s dad wanted his kids to follow in his footsteps, but The New York Times reported that she wasn’t great a shooting.
“I think it helps parents when they have played as high as college or even pro,” Corey Gauff told The New York Times in another interview. “You better understand the process, and so you don’t get too jittery about it. You don’t feel like you’re running out of time, so you are not rushed. You kind of meet your kid where they are at.”
They left their jobs to support Coco’s tennis dreams
Corey and Candi both grew up in Delray Beach, where they’re now raising their three kids. Though based there now, Coco grew up in Atlanta before moving back to focus on her tennis career. Corey swapped out his role as a healthcare executive to become his daughter’s head coach, and Candi is now using her skills as an educator to homeschool Coco on the road. Last year, Corey joked that this decision made them go from being a “single-income family” to a “no-income family.”
Corey watching Coco practice alongside Serena Williams’s coach Patrick Mouratoglou at Wimbledon in June. Tim Clayton – CorbisGetty Images
Having such a close bond hasn’t always been easy for the father-daughter duo, though.
“When I turned, I would say, 12 or 13, we used to argue, because he used to be annoying because he would bring tennis home, and he’s always around me,” Coco told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel last year. “So now we talked, and we understand each other now more.”
Corey and Candi are parents to three kids
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Merry Christmas 2018! #newbalance
A post shared by Candi Gauff (@candigauff) on Dec 24, 2018 at 4:18pm PST
We all know 15-year-old Coco, but the tennis star has two little brothers. Cody is 11 and Cameron is six. If you notice, all of the Gauffs have the initials CDG.
Though she only has 40 photos posted on her Instagram, there are several tributes to her beloved parents.
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Happy mother’s day mommy❤️
A post shared by Coco Gauff (@cocogauff) on May 14, 2017 at 4:49am PDT
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Happy birthday Dad💓
A post shared by Coco Gauff (@cocogauff) on Aug 16, 2017 at 1:30pm PDT
Coco calls her parents her “biggest supporters”
“In the match, I try not to look at my parents too much, but definitely when I have a big ‘Come on!’ or I scream, I look at them because they kind of hype me up,” she told Gayle King on CBS This Morning last month. And then sometimes when I feel a little bit tight during a match, I look at them because they just give me fist pumps, so that just shows me that everything’s gonna be okay. They’re definitely my biggest supporters.”
Along with supporting her, they’re also so confident that their daughter will succeed. In a recent interview, Coco said her dream is to be “the greatest” — an idea from her dad.
“My dad told me I could do this when I was eight, and obviously, you never believe it,” she said. “I’m still not 100 percent confident, but you have to say things and believe in them.”
Lucky for Coco, her parents already do.
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Coco Gauff and family following familiar path to greatness
There’s an oft-repeated story that Richard Williams mapped out the path to tennis stardom for his daughters Venus and Serena before they were conceived.
That wasn’t quite the case for Corey and Candi Gauff, but the two realized their daughter, Coco, would be special by the time she was in second grade.
So the Gauffs followed the Richard Williams path to success: The parents sacrificed their careers, Candi as an educator and Corey as a health care executive, and placed all their chips on Coco. Corey Gauff, who was a college basketball player, had very limited tennis experience but gambled that he could lead Coco’s journey as her coach.
That gamble has paid off.
Coco Gauff, at the age of 15, is the hottest player in women’s tennis after the first week of Wimbledon — her first Grand Slam tournament. On Friday, she rallied from a set down and fought off two match points in the second set to beat Polona Hercog and advance to Monday’s fourth-round match against former world No. 1 Simona Halep.
When Richard Williams guided his two daughters, there were many people who called the man crazy. (He learned the game from a guy named “Old Whiskey.”) But what Williams accomplished with little tennis expertise provided a blueprint for the Gauff family.
“We hadn’t seen many African American women in the sport, so when started winning and having success and trailblazing, some of the challenges that they went through made it a lot easier to get into the sport,” Corey Gauff said earlier this week on Good Morning America. “And it allowed us to be a lot more confident about choosing .”
The Gauffs, like Richard Williams, kept the training in-house. Corey Gauff became Coco’s full-time coach, while Candi oversaw her daughter’s home schooling. Corey joked in an interview last year with the South Florida Sun Sentinel that they went from a “single-income family” to a “no-income family.”
“No-income family” meant few funds to attend the expensive tennis academies (tuition costs for the 2018-19 academic year at the IMG Tennis Academy ranged from $61,900 to $81,900). And while attending those academies benefited the careers of players such as Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens, Coco has demonstrated to the tennis world, especially considering the poise she showed in playing from behind against Hercog, that her ceiling might be considerably higher.
“We’ve been working on her poise all year,” Corey Gauff told reporters at Wimbledon earlier this week. “After that comes together, then you can improve your game. Because when you’re poised, you’re not emotional.”
The ability to control her emotions likely came from Coco’s parents. While Coco’s father did play in an NCAA tournament game as a freshman at Georgia State (he played 22 minutes and scored six points against the famed Arkansas “40 minutes of hell” defense led by Todd Day, Lee Mayberry and Oliver Miller), her mother might be the family’s best athlete. Before her track career at Florida State, Candi Gauff was the Florida state champion in the heptathlon while at Atlantic High School in Delray Beach, earning the Sun Sentinel Track Athlete of the Year award for Palm Beach County in 1987 and 1988.
That athletic pedigree from both parents is also likely where Coco gets her confidence. Asked how good she expects to be during an interview in the video series No Days Off, Coco responded: “I want to be the best ever. I want to be better than Serena.”
Coco has a ways to go, but she’s off to a tremendous start. In the women’s Open era, according to FiveThirtyEight.com, just 26 players under the age of 16 had won at least one match in their first Grand Slam. Nine of them went on to win major titles, and six of them would become No. 1 in the world.
While tennis fans might have just been introduced to Coco this past week, people in the game have long known who she is. She traveled to France for a training session with Serena Williams’ coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, when she was 10. And she’s represented by Team8, the agency headed by Roger Federer.
Coco, going into Wimbledon, had career earnings of $75,011 while playing mainly International Tennis Federation events. In reaching the fourth round of Wimbledon, she’s guaranteed $223,464 for the tournament — easily surpassing her career earnings in three matches.
Next up for Coco: Halep, the No. 7 seed at Wimbledon who was the top-ranked women’s player at the beginning of the year. It will be the toughest opponent of Coco’s young career.
But why not Coco Gauff? Over the last 10 Grand Slam events, nine women have won titles. With a women’s field that’s wide-open, who’s to say Coco doesn’t have a shot?
In the latest entry on her mom’s Instagram page, which came after her win over Venus Williams, there’s an image of Coco with the message: “Destined for greatness: Continue to put in the work.”
Who knows where Coco Gauff’s career goes from here? But the Gauff family, to their credit, has followed a plan that has proved to be successful.
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Nicole Marrow better known as Coco Austin, is an American model, dancer, actress and web personality who was born on March 17, 1979. Having learned dancing and acting at a very early age, she started her career as a model at the age of just 14. Specializing in glamour modeling, Coco soon gained success in her modeling career because of her beautiful body and confidence level. She also worked at the Playboy Mansion parties and events for around six months prior to venturing into the field of acting through low-budget films like Southwest Babes, The Dirty Monks and Desert Rose. The most major role behind her fame and success has been of television on which she has appeared in several shows till now including Peepshow, Ice Loves Coco and Ice & Coco. While in her personal life, Coco Austin has been married to rapper-actor Tracy Marrow commonly known as Ice-T since 2002 and despite of rumors about Coco cheating on her husband with rapper Ap.9, the couple has still kept their marriage going.
Coco Austin Personal Details:
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Coco Austin Career Highlights:
- Modeling Debut: 1992
- First Film: Southwest Babes (2001)
- First TV Show: Unknown
Coco Austin Body Measurements:
Below is the list of complete Coco Austin body measurements including her height, weight, dress, waist, bust, hip, bra cup and shoe size.
- Height in Feet: 5′ 2″
- Height in Centimeters: 157 cm
- Weight in Kilograms: 61 kg
- Weight in Pounds: 135 pounds
- Bra Size: 34DD
- Shoe Size: 6 (US)
- Dress Size: 12 (US)
- Body Measurements: 39-24-40
Coco Austin Interesting Facts:
- Coco Austin worked at Playboy Mansion events and parties during 2001.
- She began specializing in lingerie, swimsuit and body modeling at the age of 14.
- In 2013, she was accused of cheating on her husband with rapper Ap.9, after some impropriate photos were leaked on the web.
Coco Gauff Biography
Who is Coco Gauff? What makes her famous?
Cori Gauff is an American professional tennis player from Atlanta, Georgia. At a young age of 15, this right-handed player is already a prominent name in the world of sports who has many credits to her name. She made history on July 1, 2019, as the youngest ever player to upset the five-time champion Venus Williams in straight sets, that too in her Grand Slam debut match. Cori is the youngest ever female player to advance to the finals in the US Open singles and also the youngest female player to debut on Grand Slam. In 2018, she became the second youngest player to win the Junior French Open.
Coco Gauff faces her greatest Wimbledon test yet in Simona Halep
Coco Gauff, the 15-year-old Wimbledon sensation, is through to the fourth round of the singles bracket, having beaten all of Venus Williams, Magdaléna Rybáriková, and most recently, Polona Hercog. But in the fourth round she will run into an even bigger test than Williams, Rybáriková and Hercog: world No. 7 (and former No. 1) Simona Halep.
It’s not that Halep’s game is specifically catered to beating Gauff, it’s just that she doesn’t typically make very many mistakes. Halep is among the more consistent players on the WTA Tour, so the hope of catching her on a bad day is diminished not that Gauff’s play would indicate she needs a bad day from her opponent to survive.
Just the opposite, actually. She seems to thrive when her back is against the wall, and her biggest strength is versatility deeper into matches. She makes adjustments on the fly rather than getting bogged down by lacking play. When things aren’t going her way, she battles back, usually trying different stances to keep her opponent guessing.
Gauff’s style matches up well with Halep, but when you have two all-around players squaring off for the first time, it’s easy to favor the one with more experience, like Halep.
They don’t match up uniformly or anything, Halep is much better at the baseline and handling her power from that area of the court will be Gauff’s primary hurdle to clear on Monday. Gauff still has a lot of work to do with her forehand though to her credit, when other players punish her weak forehands, she has the athleticism to recover from them.
Who are the parents of Coco Gauff?
Back to Coco early life, The tennis player was born to Mr. Corey and Mrs. Candi Gauff. Her father Corey played basketball at Georgia State University and doubles as her coach. Her mother Mrs. Candi was a track and field athlete at Florida State University. In regards to her siblings, she has two younger brothers.
Regarding her education, Coco does not attend school institutions but is instead home-schooled by her mother; Mrs. Candi who is a former teacher. Her father is her head coach and trains her on her tennis career.
Gauff has trained with Gerard Loglo at the New Generation Tennis Academy in Delray Beach, Florida. When she was eleven years old, she was chosen by Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou to be part of his Champ’ Seed foundation and trained with him in Nice, France.
When did Coco Gauff pursue her tennis career?
- Talking about her career, Gauff began playing on the ITF Junior Circuit at the age of 13, skipping directly to the highest-level Grade A and Grade 1 tournaments.
- On May 2018, Gauff made her ITF debut as a qualifier into the $25K event at Osprey. She went on to win her first professional match. She won her first Junior Grand Slam Title at the French Open in June 2018 at only 14 years old. In September 2018, she won the Girls’ Doubles at the US Open with her partner Caty McNally.
- Gauff finished 2018 strong by winning the Girls, 18 and under, division of the Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships.
- On 27 June 2019, she won her third qualifying round at Wimbledon to reach the main draw, becoming the youngest person to qualify for Wimbledon in the Open Era, setting a historical record.
- On 1 July 2019, at her grand slam debut, she defeated five-time champion Venus Williams 6–4, 6–4. It was only the second time since Williams’ Wimbledon debut in 1997 that she was beaten in the first round of the tournament.
Is Coco Gauff in a relation?
The budding tennis player is currently not in a relationship, preferring to focus on her career for now. We will update this section once she does get into a relationship.
How much net worth Coco Gauff owns?
The net worth of Cori Gauff is believed to be around $500 thousand dollars. She has already signed multi-year endorsement deals with New Balance, tennis rocket manufacturing company Head and an Italian food company Barilla, which also sponsors Roger Federer. According to Forbes, she would earn at least $1 million from these deals in 2019. Without a doubt, Gauff’s net worth to go multifold in the years to come.
How tall is Coco Gauff?
In regards to her physical appearance, Coco stands a height of 5 feet 10 inches and weighs around 55 kg. She has black hair color and dark brown eyes. She uses a 32B bra size and 7.5 (UK) size of the shoe. Further, her body measures 33-26-34 inches.
- Name: Cori Gauff
- Age: 15 years old
- Height: 5ft 9in (176 cm)
- Occupation: Tennis Player
- Net Worth: US $500 Thousand
- Status: Alive
Cori Gauff (Coco) is an American professional tennis player originally from Atlanta, Georgia. She’s plays right-handed (double-handed backhand). Gauff made history as the youngest-ever female finalist in the US Open singles event, and the youngest ever to qualify for Wimbledon. She competed and won the 2018 Junior Roland Garros (French Open), and the 2018 Orange Bowl singles (Girls, 18 and under). On July 1, 2019, she defeated 5x champion Venus Williams in the first round at Wimbledon.
Gauff was born on March 13, 2004, in Atlanta, Georgia. Her mother, Candi Gauff (Odom), ran track at Florida State University, and her father, Corey Gauff, played basketball at Georgia State University. she has 2 younger brothers, Codey and Cameron. The family moved back to Delray Beach, Florida, in order to give their daughter a better chance at a professional tennis career. Cori was 7 when the family moved to Florida. She’s currently a high school student (home-schooled by her mon). In addition to tennis, she also experimented with soccer and gymnastics.
Gauff began tennis lessons in the 2nd grade. Her dad, Corey, serves as her primary coach. A portion of her training took place at the New Generation Tennis Academy under coach Gerard Loglo. She’s also trained at Pompey Park in Delray Beach, Florida. At age 11, Gauff traveled to France’s Mouratoglou Academy to try out for their Champ Seed Foundation. She was selected by Patrick Mouratoglou. The foundation helps aspiring tennis players who lack the financial resources needed to advance their career.
At age 13, Gauff made it all the way to the US open girl’s final (2017). Her International Tennis Federation (ITF) debut followed in May 2018. Gauff competed and won the French Open (girls singles) in June 2018. She won the Girls’ Doubles at the US Open (September 2018) alongside partner Caty McNally. Gauff closed out 2018 as the singles champion (Girls, 18 and under) at the Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships.
Gauff made her Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) debut at the Miami Open in March 2019. She bested Caty McNally in the first round but lost to Russia’s Daria Kasatkina in the second. On June 27, 2019, she successfully qualified for Wimbledon’s main draw. On July 1, 2019, Gauff defeated 5x champion Venus Williams in straight sets to mark her grand slam debut. Due to the WTA age eligibility rule, Gauff is limited to the number of tournaments that she can participate in. Those rules were set in place to prevent burn-out and to ensure the well-being of players. Once Gauff turns 18 she can compete in as many events as she wants.
Cori “Coco” Gauff’s height is about 5ft 9in and she’s African-American descent. Her net worth is estimated at $500 thousand USD. She’s on track to make more than $1 million in 2019 according to Forbes. Gauff has endorsement deals with New Balance (after a bidding war with Nike), Head (tennis rocket maker), and Barilla (Italian food company). She’s also signed to Team8 (Roger Federer‘s agency). Despite the major upset at Wimbledon 2019, Coco is a big fan of both Venus and Serena Williams. She told BBC Sports that Serena is “the reason why I play tennis.”
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