American teen star Coco Gauff, who was among the first tennis players to take a stand against racial discrimination on social media after the killing of George Floyd, is continuing to urge people to take more action. Coco Gauff asks Roger Federer to do more Among the tweets she sent out was a response to Roger Federer's message on social media where he posted the image of a black empty square that has been used by several people, including Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, to show their support against racism and the killing of George Floyd.
Gauff's response to Federer included a post on ways in which people could take action. Interesting to note that Gauff is managed by Federer's agency TEAM8. Among her other tweets was call to urge people to register to vote if they are an American citizen and above 18 years old; and asking people to use their platform to spread awareness and sign petitions.
Please do not use the black lives matter or blm hashtag during the blackout.
16 year old Coco Gauff is the youngest player ranked in the top 100 of the world rankings.
Use your platform to spread awareness!
She has a career-high ranking of No. 49 in the world in singles, and No. 42 in doubles. Gauff won her first WTA singles title at the 2019 Linz Open at the age of 15, making her the youngest singles title-holder on the WTA Tour since 2004. She also has won two WTA doubles titles with compatriot and fellow teenager Caty McNally.