Tennis Great Serena Williams coach Patrick Mouratoglou reveals that rising tennis star Coco Gauff surprised him. As a sixteen-year-old Gauff who became familiar following the 2019 Wimbledon where Coco Gauff defeated veteran Venus Williams in the straight sets.
A French coach Patrik Mouratoglou hailed her as “Unbelievable.” “She’s just different. It’s something I have known since I met her – she came to my academy at 10. I spoke to her, I had an individual one-on-one discussion with her. I said: ‘Guys, she’s different.” Mouratoglou said about Coco Gauff in a recent interview with a daily.
“When you meet people who are exceptional, you know it. I feel it straight away. Since that day, she’s been surprising me all the time, even though I know she’s so special.”
“At 14 she was more mature than women on tour who are 25. That’s incredible. She has an inner strength that is completely unusual. She has self-confidence that serves her in her tennis, but to be able to come and make a speech at 16 the way she did? You don’t see that. Again, she surprised me. I’m not surprised that I am surprised, but I’m surprised.” said Mouratoglou.
“Serena Williams has always been my idol … and Venus,”- Coco Gauff
Gauff having been inspired by Williams and She once said that “They are the reason why I wanted to pick up a tennis racket.” Coco grew up in Delray, Florida, not far from Pompey Park, where the sisters often play. Coco Gauff took up the sport when she was only 6 years old and was training with Williams’s coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, in France by the time she was 10.
Coco Gauff continues to raise her voice for Black Lives Matter. Last week, Her amazing speech over racism praised by many of the tennis celebrities like Billie Jean King, Maria Sharapova, and Kim Clijsters.