Coco Gauff gets a milestone for the first time in Melbourne: "I hope to move forward"

The young American star reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open for the first timeand, in the post-match interview, she also shared a beautiful message for her brothers

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Coco Gauff gets a milestone for the first time in Melbourne: "I hope to move forward"
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Coco Gauff managed to overcome the obstacle that has always stood in her way at the Australian Open: the 4th round. The young American star qualified for the first time in her career to the quarter-finals of the Melbourne Major, beating the Polish Magdalena Frech with the final score of 6-1 6-2.

Coco literally outclassed her opponent, dominating the rallies and imposing her pace on the Pole, who was unable to put the US Open winner in difficulty either with the serve or in the rallies. The next opponent for the young Coco will be the Ukrainian Marta Kostyuk, in the quarterfinals.

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In the post-match interview, Gauff shared her happiness at finally overcoming the 4th round hurdle in Melbourne.

"I'm super happy with this first quarter in Melbourne. After stopping twice in the round of 16 I'm happy to get over this step. I hope I can keep moving forward," she told.

Coco shares beautiful words for her brothers

Coco also shared touching words about her family, especially her brothers, explaining why she has a message about them written on her shoes. But let's take a step back.

A few minutes earlier, just after winning the match, Coco wrote a very touching message for her brother on camera, demonstrating once again the immense love she feels for her family.

"Go Cam Bam. MVP Delray Rocks. I love you," she wrote.

Right after in fact, in the post-match interview, Coco talked about her brothers Codey and Camerom, thanking them for what they do for her with a message written on her shoes.

"I have many things written on my shoe. One is: You can change the world with your racket. Something my father told me since I was a child. It's the inspiration for why I feel it's important to speak openly about certain matters. Another thing written on my shoe are the coordinates for the park I grew up in in Delray Beach, Florida.

I grew up playing on the public tennis courts at Pompey Park, so these are the coordinates there. The latest thing I have my little brothers names on the shoe, Codey and Cameron. I know they're home. I love you guys. Cameron just got MVP for his football team, so I'm super proud of you Cam," she explained.

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