Tennis star Coco Gauff has made her magazine cover debut.
The 15-year-old is on the cover of a special issue of Teen Vogue, where she’s seen in an editorial photographed by Camila Falquez on a tennis court wearing brands like New Balance, Opening Ceremony, Lacoste and PH5. In the issue, Gauff reflects on her burgeoning tennis career and how many are referring to her as a prodigy.
“I’m not forced to [practice], but I know I have to do [it] if I’m gonna get better,” she said. “It’s like my job, but it’s also leisure, I guess.”
Gauff made her debut at Wimbledon last month, where she experienced an impressive winning streak‚ even beating Venus Williams — until she was defeated by Romania’s Simona Halep.
Despite the loss, Gauff received a number of congratulatory messages from celebrities and famous figures, including former First Lady Michelle Obama, Tina Lawson, Snoop Dogg, Jaden Smith and Samuel L. Jackson.
Coco is terrific! 👏🏾 https://t.co/13vsVKdjFP
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) July 5, 2019
— Jaden (@jaden) July 5, 2019
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) July 5, 2019
Gauff is expected to keep up the winning streak at the upcoming U.S. open.
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