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Coco Gauff pays tribute to Serena Williams

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Serena Williams and her family are to thank, according to American youngster Coco Gauff, for paving the way for the next generation of Black female tennis stars.

Following her declaration to Vogue that “the countdown has begun” to her retirement, Williams, 40, received a barrage of accolades for her game-changing contributions to tennis.

“I observed her as a child. Gauff said to reporters after winning her first-round match at the Canadian Open in Toronto on Tuesday, “That’s why I play tennis.

Tennis is a sport where white people predominate, which undoubtedly helped. because I noticed a player who resembled me winning the game. It gave me hope that I might be a force as well.

Gauff stated that the entire Williams family, including their father Richard, who initially gave them a racket, and their older sister Venus, a seven-time major winner, also acted as an influence.

“Mr. Williams and everything he has done for them both has inspired my dad to keep coaching and supporting me,” my father said. Despite having little actual tennis experience. However, he asserted, “If Mr. Williams can do it, then I can,” Gauff continued.

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Before she retires, which is anticipated to happen after the US Open, which begins later this month in New York, the 18-year-old said she still wants a chance to play against her idol.

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