Cori Gauff Opens Up On How Serena Williams Helped Her Feel She Belonged To Tennis

Cori Gauff Opens Up About How Serena Williams Helped Her Feel Like She Belonged In Tennis


Cori Gauff said that Serena Williams made her feel like she was no different, as the best player in the game was a black woman. In a recent interview with ESPN, Gauff said that she told Venus Williams after her 2019 Wimbledon match that she was the reason she started playing tennis.

Growing up, Gauff looked up to the WIlliams sisters and was led to believe that one day she could be a tennis superstar. «Before Serena came along, there wasn’t really an icon of the sport that looked like me. So growing up, I never thought I was any different because No.

The number 1 player in the world was someone who looked like me. I think that’s the most important thing I can take away from what I learned from Serena,» Gauff said, via Sportskeeda.

Gauff: Serena Williams never underestimates herself

Throughout her career and life, Williams has always tried to be more than just a great athlete.

As well as being the greatest tennis player of all time, Williams has also established herself in the business world. Inspired by Williams, Gauff is also aiming for the stars. «I think it’s just the way she handles herself.

She never underestimates herself. I love that she always elevates herself,» Gauff explained. “Sometimes being a woman, a black woman in the world, you settle for less. I feel like Serena taught me that, by watching her.

She never settled for less. I can’t remember a time in her career or her life when she has settled for less. I think that’s something I took from. As a person, I’m becoming an adult and I’m learning how to deal with things now with the media and tennis and everything, I’m trying to learn not to settle for less.»

Unfortunately for Gauff, he has never faced Williams. Gauff told ESPN that he would love the opportunity to play Williams at the US Open.

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