Coco Gauff shares big praise for Andy Murray's fight for equality in women's sports

According to the young American, this would be one of the greatest legacies left behind by Andy and her mother Judy

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Coco Gauff shares big praise for Andy Murray's fight for equality in women's sports
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Equality in women's sports is an issue for which many superstars have fought over the years and, particularly in tennis, ambassadors of this important topic have been Coco Gauff, the sisters Venus and Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka Jessica Pegula, Andy Murray and her mother Judy.

And this is exactly what Coco talked about at the press conference, after having passed the 2nd round of Wimbledon thanks to her victory in straight sets over the Romanian Anca Todoni. Gauff said that the fight for equality in women's sports is one of the greatest legacies that Murray and her mother Judy will leave behind.

"I really appreciate Murray and not just him, his mother, for everything they've done for equality in women's sports. I think his legacy is that he's just a fighter. I just watched a video of Andy correcting reporters on stats, it's something that as a female player you'll see a lot where people will say this guy was the first player to do this. And it's like Serena and Venus did it, or another player did it years ago. Or like the first American, and I'm like, I did it. Jess did it. The thing that inspires me the most is that no matter what court Andy plays on, whether it's Centre Court here or an ITF, he puts 100% effort into it. I hope doubles goes well for his brother. Murray's an icon of the sport and he's had an incredible career that a lot of people dream about, It's really a shame that he didn't get to play one last healthy match in singles here because he definitely deserves to end his career on his own terms," ​​she explained.

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Before, at her on-court interview after her win, Coco analyzed:

"At the end of the day it's a game, it's a sport. I'm very very privileged and honored to play in front of you guys. This is the court where I started here at Wimbledon. Court 1 is always a special place for me to play. I think overall I've just learned a lot about life. I guess that's what you do as you get older. I'm passionate about what I do, but it's never that serious. The world can make you feel like there's so much pressure and expectation."

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