“Coco Gauff in high spirit, has she celebrate with her mother Candi Gauff, for her new win.

 

American tennis star Coco Gauff comes from a family of athletes.

Her parents Corey and Candi Gauff are often by her side at tennis tournaments, including at this year’s Australian Open, where the 19-year-old won a three-hour match Tuesday to reach her first semifinal at the Grand Slam tournament.

Candi Gauff showed off her own athleticism in her daughter’s quarterfinal victory, using her bare hands to catch a tennis ball that was hit into the stands

 

 

ast year, when Coco Gauff won the 2023 U.S. Open women’s championship, the first people she celebrated with and thanked were her parents.

“Thank you guys. You believed in me from the beginning,” she said to her parents, adding of a special U.S. Open memory, “My dad took me to this tournament, sitting right there, watching Venus and Serena compete, so it’s really incredible to win on this stage.”

Coco Gauff added that her history-making U.S. Open run — she is the first American teen to win the tournament since Serena Williams in 1999 — prompted her dad to do something she had never seen him do before.

“Today was the first time I’ve ever seen my dad cry,” she said. “He doesn’t want me to tell y’all that, but he got caught in 4K. He thinks he’s so hard, but [he’s] not.”

 

Coco Gauff’s parents, who have been married for over 20 years, are at the center of her family support system, which also includes two siblings.

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Corey Gauff told the New York Times in 2019 that he believes his and his wife’s collegiate experience helped them in raising their daughter.

“I think it helps parents when they have played as high as college or even pro,” Corey Gauff said. “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.”