Coco Gauff parents and family – who did she thank after winning the US Open title?

Coco Gauff just became the youngest American since Serena Williams in 1999 to win the US Open. The 19-year-old lifted her first-ever Grand Slam title at Flushing Meadows in front of a star-studded crowd. She played amazing tennis throughout the two weeks and immediately after being crowned the 2023 US Open champion she ran to hug her parents and they were the first people she thanked in her speech.

“They’re just really my support system,” Coco Gauff said last week at a news conference after winning her quarterfinal match at the U.S. Open. “They’re helping me remember, you know, my clothes and everything, and my dad is still sending me scouting reports for every match.” So who are Coco Gauff’s parents?

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Who are Coco Gauff’s parents?

Coco Gauff is the daughter of Corey and Candi Gauff. She has two brothers – Codey and Cameron. Let’s find out more about the parents of one of the best female tennis players in the world right now.

Corey Gauff

Coco’s father Corey Gauff was an elite basketball player during his Georgia State University days. He failed to make it to the NBA after that but quickly gained a coaching certificate and became a basketball coach.

When his daughter Coco was born he exposed her to all kinds of sports to see if she would like any. From basketball to the local church dancing group Corey kept giving Coco a variety of choices. Eventually age 8 Coco Gauff developed a love and passion for tennis.

Her father saw that and not only he encourage her to follow her passion but he abandoned his own basketball career, studied hard to become a tennis coach and for the best part of the following 10 years coached his daughter.

“Cheer yourself on and have good body language,” Corey Gauff said he taught his daughter in training. “When you’re frustrated with yourself, you can’t perform. Not just in sports, but in life. If you’re always frustrated, you can’t be at your best.”

Candi Gauff

Just like her husband the mother of three Candi Gauff was an elite athlete at a young age. She competed in hurdles and heptathlon at Florida State University. Candi also advanced her studies beyond her university degree and she is a certified teacher. This allows her to home-school her kids as they try to spend as many hours as possible practising the sports they love and getting better at them.

Candi is not active on social media but she is very proactive regarding various charities in Florida and her home state of Georgia. Over the last few years, Candi’s activism has generated, according to unofficial estimates, over $5 million for various charitable causes.

How the Gauff family help Coco’s career?

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The Gauff family are originally from Georgia. Coco was born in Atlanta. However, after seeing her talent and passion for tennis at an early age Corey and Candi Gauff decided to move to Florida so their daughter could get the best possible practice facilities a young tennis player can dream of.

Not only that but her father Corey Gauff decided to abandon his basketball coaching career and spend countless night hours studying and educating himself so he could become Coco’s tennis coach. For the best part of the last ten years, Corey Gauff coached his daughter and never once there has been a report of any friction between them.

Coco’s mother assumed a different role, the one of confidant and soft shoulder for the tough moments that Coco would inevitably experience. Candi Gauff made this choice deliberately and she needed to restrain herself from getting involved with the coaching process:

“I try to back away on the court because too many voices can be a crowd,” Candi Gauff said in 2019. “I let my husband be the coach, and I’m the supportive mom, the one if she hurts or is crying that she can communicate with.”

Coco Gauff’s parents – what is their net worth?

As of June 2022, Corey and Candi Gauff’s net worth is estimated to be around $4.3 million.

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