Coco Gauff graces the Time cover talking about the influence of Serena and Venus Williams

Coco Gauff, featured on TIME Magazine's May issue, shares her journey as a professional tennis player, overcoming challenges like burnout and pressure. She wins WTA 1000 and Grand Slam titles, and aims to represent the US at the Paris Olympics. Gauff credits the Williams sisters for her success.

Coco Gauff

Coco Gauff is featured on the cover of TIME Magazine’s May issue, where she shares her journey and insights into her life and career as a professional tennis player. In her candid discussion with Sean Gregory, Gauff talks about the challenges she faced as a teenager, including dealing with burnout and the pressures of playing for others rather than herself. She mentions a turning point in her career following her first-round loss at Wimbledon, which led to a realization that she needed to play for herself. This epiphany contributed to her subsequent success, including winning her first WTA 1000 and Grand Slam titles later in 2023.

Gauff also expresses her motivation to achieve more at Grand Slam level and her desire to represent the United States at the Paris Olympics. She is looking forward to the opportunity to compete in both singles and doubles, where she has already formed a strong partnership with Jessica Pegula. Despite her successes, Gauff acknowledges the importance of managing expectations and pressure, especially as she will be defending her U.S. Open title later in the year.

Throughout her discussion, Gauff highlights the significant influence of Serena and Venus Williams on her career. She credits the representation and inspiration she found in the Williams sisters as crucial factors in her own belief in her ability to succeed in the sport.

Coco Gauff TimeCoco Gauff in 2024

Coco Gauff

25 - 8win/loss

20 year old
2024 Highlights

Currently ranked no.3 (career-high), the American played her last match on the 19th of April when she capitulated to world no.21 Marta Kostyuk 3-6 6-4 7-6(6) in the quarter in Stuttgart (draw).

This season Coco owns a 19-6 record. The American has won 1 title in Auckland.

Coco Gauff will compete against the world no.47 Arantxa Rus in the 2nd round. In the past, they have never played each other so far in top competitions.

Coco clinched 1 title in 2024 in Auckland.

The American won 7 titles in her career: 5 on hard courts, 1 on clay courts and 1 on indoor courts. (See the list of her titles)

Gauff's Record