Cori "Coco" Gauff enjoyed a special day away from the courts on Thursday, meeting former First Lady Michelle Obama. Gauff and Obama exchanged autographed pieces of memorabilia, before posing for a photo. The 15-year-old showcased a personalized a copy of Obama's 2018 memoir, "Becoming," and Obama held up an autographed racquet.
极速赛车双面盘Thrilled to visit with today—a wonderful young woman who’s showing us that we don’t have to wait to see what the next generation can do.— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama)
Gauff captivated the world with her inspiring fourth-round run last month at Wimbledon, defeating one of her idols, Venus Williams, along the way. Michelle Obama was one of the many that became a Coco fan that week.
Coco is terrific! ????????— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama)
Gauff has previously stated that Obama is one of her role models. In Gauff's copy of "Becoming," Obama wrote, "I wish you courage, strength, joy and love on your journey to become more."
SPEECHLESS????????— Coco Gauff (@CocoGauff)
The teenage prodigy won two qualifying matches to reach the main draw at this week's Citi Open, but lost her first-round main draw match to Zarina Diyas. The Delray Beach, FL resident has a chance to capture her first WTA title in doubles with partner Caty McNally; the teenage tandem are into the D.C. semifinals.
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