Christian Tennis Star Coco Gauff Punches Ticket to Paris Olympics

Photo from Coco Gauff’s Instagram

Christian Tennis Star Coco Gauff Punches Ticket to Paris Olympics

By Movieguide® Contributor

The U.S. Tennis Association has released its roster for the 2024 Paris Olympics, which will be led by young phenom, Coco Gauff.

Per the U.S. Tennis Association, “The women’s team is made up of singles world No. 2 Gauff, No. 5 Jessica Pegula, No. 11 Danielle Collins, No. 17 Emma Navarro, and doubles No. 11 Desirae Krawczyk, and will be coached by Kathy Rinaldi, the USTA’s head of women’s tennis. Gauff, Pegula, Collins and Navarro will play singles, while Gauff and Pegula, and Collins and Krawczyk, will play doubles.”

In 2023, Gauff became the “youngest American woman to win the U.S. Open since Serena Williams in 1999,” Kelsey Dallas of Deseret News reported.

The athlete frequently reflects on her faith and revealed what she prays for before matches.

“I don’t pray for results. I just ask that I get the strength to give it my all. Whatever happens, happens. I’m so blessed in this life,” she said.

“That French Open loss was a heartbreak. I realized God puts you through trials. This makes this moment even sweeter than I could imagine,” Gauff continued.

Prior to the U.S. Open, Gauff won a tournament in Washington D.C. This came after a tough loss at Wimbledon, but she credits her “church family” for supporting her through that defeat.

Movieguide® reported:

“First, I’d like to thank my Father, God for this,” Gauff said. “After losing in first-round Wimbledon, it was a tough situation. You know, a lot of prayer and a lot of support from my church family. So thank you to Him and those who support me.”

Gauff defeated world No. 9 Maria Sakkari 6-2, 6-3 to take home the title. The Mubadala Citi DC Open marks Gauff’s fourth singles title and the first WTA-500 win of her career.

In an Instagram post after the 2023 season, Gauff reflected on everything she learned last year.

“2023 season is officially over. Hard to sum of this season in a few words. I saw my darkest and brightest days of my life this year,” she wrote. “I probably grew enough for 10 lifetimes between January & now lol. I usually don’t say this, but I am learning to be nicer to myself haha (I get questioned all the time by family, press, and y’all for not saying this) but yes, I AM proud of myself. I am proud of the resilience showed. They really tried to count me out, but it is all in God’s plan and His timing.”

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