At 17 Years Old, Coco Gauff Becomes Youngest Player To Make Grand Slam Quarterfinal In 15 Years

  • Written by Rashad Grove
  • Published on 8th June 2021
    Coco Gauff / Photo Credit: MARTIN BUREAU/AFP
  • At 17 years old, Coco Gauff is making her presence known at the French Open with a skill set that transcends her age and experience. The rising tennis star has now cemented herself as the youngest player to reach the quarterfinals in the Grand Slam since Venus Williams. 
  • According to Business Insider, Gauff is the youngest player to reach the quarterfinals since Nicole Vaidisova in 2006. She’s also the youngest American since Williams at the 1997 U.S. Open. 
  • Gauff, who is ranked No. 25 in the world, made quick work of Ons Jabeur, defeating her in straight sets of 6-3 and 6-1 in less than an hour on Monday.
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