Youngest ever finalist for the girls' singles event at the US Open who accomplished the feat at the age of 13. She was also the youngest player overall to qualify for the main draw at Wimbledon, and the youngest female to qualify for a tournament main draw in any Grand Slam event.
She began playing tennis at the age of seven. She moved to Delray Beach, Florida with her family to have better opportunities to train in the sport.
She is also known by the name Coco Gauff. She became the second-youngest to win the Junior French Open in 2018.
She has two younger brothers and her parents were both collegiate athletes. Her father was a basketball player at Georgia State University and her mother ran track and field at Florida State University.