Australian Open gripped by Cocomania as Gauff backs up the hype

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The teenager has won hearts in Melbourne with her win over Naomi Osaka; soon the world will be on first-name terms

When the makers of the hit documentaries Senna, Amy and Maradona began to explore the phenomenon of celebrity in sport and showbusiness, they wanted the subject to be famous enough to be known by a single name. As a result, their films hit screens around the world with singular impact. And so to Coco: the real-life movie.

In London, New York and now Melbourne over the past few months, the tennis village and beyond have come to know and applaud the American teenager Cori Gauff by that short and memorable nickname. Some even think it has been hers from birth. All eagerly anticipate her next contribution to their entertainment so they can shout “Go, Coco.”

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Written by Kevin Mitchell at Melbourne Park
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/jan/25/coco-gauff-australian-open-2020-tennis under the title “Australian Open gripped by Cocomania as Gauff backs up the hype”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.