Gauff was born in Delray Beach, Florida, to Candi and Corey Gauff. Her younger brothers are two years her junior. Her father was a college basketball player at Georgia State University before becoming a healthcare executive.
Her mother was a Florida State University track and field athlete who also taught. Gauff’s parents put up their occupations to focus on their daughter’s education.
Her father eventually took over as her primary coach, while her mother monitored her homeschooling. Growing up, her father had little experience playing tennis. Gauff began training at the Mouratoglou Academy in France at the age of ten, under the tutelage of Serena Williams’ longtime coach, Patrick Mouratoglou.
Gauff defeated two-time winner Petra Kvitová in the second round of the 2023 Qatar Total Open to get to the quarterfinals.
On September 9, Gauff defeated Aryna Sabalenka in three sets to earn her maiden major singles triumph, becoming the first American teen to do it since Serena Williams in 1999.
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Gauff, by contrast, entered this U.S. Open ranked No. 6 in singles and will ascend to No. 3 on Monday; she will also be tied for No. 1 in the WTA’s new doubles rankings. On September 9, Gauff defeated Aryna Sabalenka in three sets to earn her maiden major singles triumph, becoming the first American teen to do it since Serena Williams in 1999.