Coco Gauff: ‘I don’t think I can change the world, but I can change some people in it’

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The unusually mature 18-year-old arrives at Wimbledon on top form and unafraid to speak about the big subjects outside tennis

It is three years since a 15-year-old Coco Gauff burst on to the scene at Wimbledon, qualifying for the main draw of a grand slam for the first time, knocking out Venus Williams in the first round and making it all the way to the last 16. This year, she arrives at Wimbledon with a career-high ranking of 12, fresh from reaching her first grand slam final at the French Open, with many tipping her to go one further.

For many players that pressure would be too much to handle but Gauff is not your usual teenager. Even at 15 she seemed unusually mature in her handling of the occasion and her many media duties, honest and happy to speak her mind, not afraid to be herself whatever the subject.

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Written by Simon Cambers
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/jun/25/coco-gauff-tennis-wimbledon-interview under the title “Coco Gauff: ‘I don’t think I can change the world, but I can change some people in it’”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.