Serena Williams' childhood coach gives take on if Coco Gauff is 'a one-hit wonder'

Gauff lifted her first Grand Slam title at the US Open.

by Dzevad Mesic
Serena Williams' childhood coach gives take on if Coco Gauff is 'a one-hit wonder'
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Serena Williams' childhood coach Rick Macci says there is no chance that Coco Gauff is going to end up a one-hit wonder. Gauff, 19, became a Grand Slam champion at this year's US Open. Macci, who famously coached Serena and Venus Williams in their childhood, was asked by some if this was Gauff's first and last Slam title.

Answering the question to those who asked, Macci said no way that would be the case. "Was asked if @CocoGauff is a ONE HIT WONDER like many players. Easy answer to this one. No WAY. The Olympic Sprinter has the inner qualities of a unique athlete and a Backbone more solid than her Backhand.

Number One is in the Oven and the Delray Dart will feel the lovin," Macci wrote on X.

Serena's childhood coach Macci: No way Gauff will end up a one-hit wonder

After landing her first Grand Slam title, Gauff paid a very special tribute to the Williams sisters.

As a little girl, Gauff watched the Williams sisters dominating tennis and they made her believe she could be doing the same one day. “Yes, it's crazy. I mean, they're the reason why I have this trophy today, to be honest.

They have allowed me to believe in this dream, you know, growing up. You know, there wasn't too many just Black tennis players dominating the sport. It was literally, at that time when I was younger, it was just them that I can remember.

Obviously, more came because of their legacy. So it made the dream more believable. But all the things that they had to go through, they made it easier for someone like me to do this. I mean, you look back at the history with Indian Wells, with Serena, all she had to go through, Venus fighting for equal pay.

Yeah, it's just, like, it's crazy and it's an honor to be in that kind of lineup as them. And I'm looking at it, and she's won this a lot of times. (laughter)," Gauff said.

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