Who is Cori Gauff (15 year old Wimbledon Winner) Wiki, Bio, Age, Height, Parents, Defeats Venus Williams
Cori Gauff Biography
Cori Gauff is an American tennis player and the youngest ever finalist in the girls’ singles event at the US Open. She is also the second youngest to win the Junior Roland Garros (French Open), after winning in 2018. She is also the youngest female ever to qualify for a Grand Slam main draw and the youngest player to ever qualify for the main draw at Wimbledon.
Cori Gauff Age
Cori is 15 years old; she was born on March 13, 2004.
Cori Gauff Height
Cori stands at a height of 5feet 9 inches tall.
Cori Gauff Parents
Cori is the daughter of Corey Gauff who played basketball at Georgia State University and Candi who was a track and field athlete at Florida State University.
Cori Gauff Father (Corey Gauff)
Cori’s father, Corey played basketball at Georgia State University and now acts as his daughter’s coach. During an interview with Sun-Sentinel he said that Cori has an uncanny determination;
“She has this uncanny determination, [Candi] tells the story of [Coco] running around the track with her older cousins when she was 3 or 4 years old, and she wouldn’t stop and she kept running, and she was crying because she couldn’t catch them. And I’m like, ‘Man, this is gonna be interesting. She’s got some kind of determination.’”
Cori Gauff Mother (Candi Gauff)
Cori’s mother Candi was a gymnast prior to becoming a track-and-field star at Florida State University in the late ’80s and early 90’s. On July 1, 2019, FSU Track & Field tweeted;
Neat @FSU_Track / Wimbledon connection tomorrow on Centre Court when 15 yr old @CocoGauff takes on @Venuseswilliams…Gauff is the daughter of former #Noles heptathlon standout Candi Odom! pic.twitter.com/8beEmUfDyA
— FSU Track & Field (@FSU_Track) July 1, 2019
During an interview with Sun-Sentinel, she revealed that she gave up gymnastics because her parents wouldn’t let her move to train and then she opted for Track and field as it was her second love.
“Gymnastics was [my] first. But what overshadows everything is the love of competing. So no matter what I was going to do, I was going to try and do my best in it, because I just like to compete.”
Cori Gauff Siblings
Cori has two younger brothers.
Cori Gauff Tennis
Cori Gauff began her career in tennis at the age of eight and she ranks No. 313 in the world. At the age of 13 she became the youngest to reach the U.S. Open girl’s final and at the age of 15, she became the youngest female to win in a qualifying match in the French Open. Since she was 10 years old she has trained at the Mouratoglou Academy in France.
Cori Gauff Wimbledon
Cori is making Wimbledon history as she is the youngest player ever to qualify for a Wimbledon Grand Slam match since its debut in 1968.
Remember the name.
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) June 27, 2019
Venus Williams Vs Cori Gauff
On July 1, 2019, Cori played against Venus Williams beating her 6-4 6-4 in the first round. Venus is 24 years older than her and turned professional 10 years before Cori was born. This marked the second time Venus had been beaten in the first round at Wimbledon since her 1997 debut.
Cori is the youngest player to qualify for the main Wimbledon draw since the Open era began in 1968.
Cori had previously said that Venus and her sister Serena Williams are her idols. After her win, she revealed that Venus congratulated her and wished her luck. She also revealed that Venus had inspired her and were it not for her maybe shouldn’t be there.
“Venus told me congratulations and keep going, she said good luck and I told her thanks for everything she did. “I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for her – I told her she was so inspiring and I’ve always wanted to tell her that but I’ve never had the guts to before.”
After the game Venus had this to say about Gauff’s future; “I think the sky’s the limit, it really is. She did everything well today. She put the ball in the court, which was much better than I did. She served well, moved well. It was a great match for her.”
Cori is set to play Slovakia’s Magdalena Rybarikova, who is 15 years her senior, in the second round.
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