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How Coco Gauff became the new face of tennis

The American has a maturity to go with her immense talent that makes it easy to forget she is still only 16.

When it comes to Coco Gauff, there is no such thing as hyperbole.

 

 

After her electrifying run at Wimbledon last year, where she beat five-time champion Venus Williams, she was touted as a future world No 1, a prodigy, a history-maker. In the year since, past and present champions have gone further: Gauff has the potential to become the greatest female player of all time, she will be the role model for the future of their sport.

It is undoubtedly a huge responsibility for the 16-year-old from Florida to bear, a weight of expectation that would crush older, more seasoned players, but Gauff wears it lightly. In the 12 months since she stunned the crowds on No 1 Court by beating Williams 6-4, 6-4 en

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