New World No.2 Coco Gauff To Lead U.S. Tennis Team At Paris Olympics After Missing Tokyo

by Gee NY
Coco Gauff will take on Ons Jabeur in the French Open quarterfinals on Tuesday. (Foto Olimpik/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

What an incredible representative for Team USA! Coco Gauff will lead the U.S. tennis team at the Paris Olympics, three years after missing the Tokyo Games due to a positive COVID-19 test.

The 20-year-old Gauff, currently ranked No. 2, will be joined by No. 5 Jessica Pegula, Danielle Collins, and Emma Navarro in women’s singles.

Representing the U.S. in men’s singles will be Taylor Fritz, Tommy Paul, Chris Eubanks, and Marcos Giron.

Olympic tennis will commence on July 27 at Roland Garros, the iconic site of the French Open.

The American team, as announced by the U.S. Tennis Association on Thursday, features six first-time Olympians.

Gauff is riding high on her recent achievements, being the U.S. Open champion and having reached the semifinals in the Australian and French Opens this year.

She was also a finalist on the Roland Garros clay in 2022 and is a strong medal contender in both singles and doubles.

Gauff and Pegula, who have clinched five doubles titles together, add significant strength to the team. Gauff recently won her first major doubles title at the French Open with Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic.

With her exceptional track record and current form, Gauff is set to be a formidable leader for the U.S. team in Paris, embodying the spirit and excellence of Team USA.

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