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Coco Nuts: The Fast Rise of a Next Generation Tennis Superstar

Coco Nuts: The Fast Rise of a Next Generation Tennis Superstar

Update: 2020-03-102
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Coco Gauff’s parents knew when she was three years old that they had a phenom on their hands. They just didn’t know what kind. Fiercely competitive, highly focused and naturally athletic, Coco showed star-promise as a mere toddler. In this open and revealing interview, her parents share the story of Coco’s childhood, and how they collectively narrowed her focus down to tennis. They speak about her unconventional training regimen; about what she’s learned about tennis -- and life -- from the Williams sisters; about issues of race in her sport; and about how they’ve helped Coco to manage the cut-throat competition that is a regular part of her day-to-day.

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Coco Nuts: The Fast Rise of a Next Generation Tennis Superstar

Coco Nuts: The Fast Rise of a Next Generation Tennis Superstar

Tracy Chutorian Semler and Eric Semler