“Coco’s Doing an Incredible Job”- Maria Sharapova Showers Praise on Gauff for ‘Using Her Platform to Make a Difference’

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Maria Sharapova praised rising tennis star Coco Gauff for her efforts on creating a good future for next-generation through her platform. Russian also recalled her young age memories with Bille Jean King.

Teen Gauff became familiar after her victory against veteran Venus Williams in 2019 Wimbledon. Additionally, She qualified until the third round at the 2019 US Open as well. Moreover, 16-years-old shocked the defending champion Naomi Osaka in the straight at the Australian Open 2020. 

On the other hand, Coco Gauff has been raising her voice against racial injustice and discrimination through her social media platforms. She also remarkably addressed in the protest over unarmed George Floyd’s death in the police custody at Minneapolis.    

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Coco Gauff said in a peace march, “I think I’m here protesting the same thing that she did 50-plus years ago we must first love each other no matter what we must have the tough conversations with my friends I’ve been spending all week having tough conversations trying to educate my nonblack friends on how they can help the movement.”

“I Admire Her(Gauff) a Lot”- Maria Sharapova

Former world number one, Sharapova retired from tennis after the first-round exit at this year’s Australian Open in Melbourne. While 33-years-old is dealing with her business promotions, Russian praised the upcoming tennis sensation Coco Gauff in the Telegraph interview.  

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Five times Grand Slam Champion said, “I remember when I was 13 years old, Billie Jean King came up to me for the very first time. Whatever you do does not just shape your path, but it shapes the path of the generation to come.”

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Additionally, Maria Sharapova added, “At the time, [it] didn’t resonate. But I think Coco’s doing an incredible job of that – she’s using her platform to make a difference. I admire her a lot.”


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