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Coco Gauff on Miami: A Dive Into the Tennis World

Updated: Mar 18

Coco Gauff recently shared her perspectives on Miami and beyond in a conversation with Miami Living Magazine.

On Miami

“I really enjoy Miami, and I love going there. Actually, I’m a huge Dolphins fan. I’ve always enjoyed going to Hard Rock Stadium as both a fan and a player. And one of my favorite parts of Miami is Wynwood. I love checking out all the art there.

The city and beach atmosphere make Miami very unique since there aren’t many cities that have both. Miami is a party during the day and at night (laughs). It’s a city with a unique personality. For me, it’s the views it offers—city, beaches, and people all closely connected. The food scene is pretty good too.”

Off the Court

“I don’t really go to the beach because I do that in Delray Beach. I like to shop here in Miami because there’s a lot of shopping, and I like to eat. Delray Beach has a bit of a food scene, but nothing compared to Miami. I like going to the restaurants there.

Also, I like to take pictures. There are a lot of cute backdrops. Sometimes my friends and I will just go to take pictures and do nothing else.”

Memorable Moments

“Going to the Super Bowl at the Miami Stadium. Shakira did the halftime show, and I got to meet Shaquille O’Neal and Steve Harvey.”

More on Gauff

Cori “Coco” Gauff, born on March 13, 2004, has swiftly emerged as a force in professional tennis. With seven WTA Tour singles titles, including a major victory at the 2023 US Open, and eight doubles titles, Gauff has showcased her exceptional talent on the court. She achieved career-high rankings of world No. 3 in singles and world No. 1 in doubles.

Gauff’s journey in tennis began at a young age, supported by her parents who made significant sacrifices for her training and education. Starting at the New Generation Tennis Academy and later transitioning to the Mouratoglou Academy in France, Gauff’s talent was evident from the start. Her early successes, including winning the USTA Clay Court National 12-and-under title at just 10 years old, foreshadowed her future accomplishments.

In her junior career, Gauff ascended rapidly, becoming a former world No. 1 junior player. Notable achievements included reaching the finals at prestigious Grand Slam junior events like the US Open and French Open. Gauff seamlessly transitioned to the professional circuit, making waves with victories at Wimbledon and the US Open, where she defeated seasoned players such as Venus Williams and Naomi Osaka.

Throughout 2021, Gauff continued to impress, securing her first major singles quarterfinal at the French Open and climbing into the top 20 rankings. Her prowess extended to doubles, where she clinched titles alongside her partner, Caty McNally. Gauff’s potential was further highlighted by her selection for the 2020 Summer Olympics, although she couldn’t compete due to a COVID-19 diagnosis.

In 2023, Gauff solidified her status as a rising star by claiming her first major singles title at the US Open, defeating Aryna Sabalenka in the final. Additional triumphs at the Washington Open and Cincinnati Open underscored her dominance. Off the court, Gauff has secured lucrative endorsements with brands like New Balance, Barilla, and Baker Tilly US, LLP, enhancing her reputation as a marketable athlete.

Coco Gauff Stats

Age: 19, Mar 13 2004

Birthplace: Delray Beach, Fl. USA

Career High: 3

Singles Titles: 7

Miami Open Best: 4th round, 2022

Prize Money: $12,905,487


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By Markin Abras. Image courtesy of Coco Gauff via Instagram.


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