“The Journey Is Not Going To Come Without Sacrifice” – Coco Gauff’s Father On His Daughter’s Tennis Career


Coco Gauff and Corey

Coco Gauff, the 16-year old American rising tennis star believes that whatever has been able to achieve is not only hers but also her parents. Gauff, who was able to defeat Venus Williams in Wimbledon last year has already, took the world by shock.

Although she is still a teenager, she is looking upon as one of the promising upcoming talents in tennis. And Gauff has been able to live up to the expectations till now. While Gauff’s secret to success is hard work and determination, the success is not only her’s. Additionally, she believes that parents too play a huge part in success. 

Coco Gauff

Role Of Parents In Gauff’s Tennis Journey

Moreover, Coco’s parents, Corey and Candi Gauff have also played an integral part in their daughter’s success. Corey, Coco’s father always thinks of sacrifice and perseverance as an integral part of success. The parents have tried to provide the best for Coco.

Additionally, Corey cites examples of other great players of the game. He quotes the importance of contribution from parents of tennis legends such as Serena and Venus Williams, Roger Federer, and many more. 

Examples Of The Greatest Players For Coco Gauff

In the documentary Raising a Champion on dailymotion.com, Corey said, “The journey is not going to come without sacrifice. I asked my wife to understand that this is what has to be done. It’s been done by others.”Additionally, he also added, ” You see an example of that with the Williams, Federer, Nadal whose uncle was highly involved in his career. It is the same as Coco’s.”

Coco Gauff

While father Richard Williams is known to invest his time in the training of the Williams sisters, Nadal’s uncle was busy with focusing on his nephew’s career in tennis.  

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Moreover, Candi, Coco’s mother believed in the talent of her daughter from a very young age. Additionally, both Candi and Corey quit their full-time jobs to invest and focus on the daughter’s tennis career.


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