One of the least surprising things Coco Gauff can tell you is that she started to learn to drive at 13.
Of course she did. After all, this is the American teenager who last year stunned five-time champion Venus Williams in the first round of Wimbledon – and then astounded the public by taking all the hype in her stride.
By the time she turned 16 in March this year, Gauff had won her first tour-level singles title, knocked defending champion Naomi Osaka out of the Australian Open, broken into the top 50 and become a powerful voice speaking against racial inequality.
Her poise, eloquence and maturity beyond her years have won many admirers. And you really don’t need to look too far to see where she has got it from.
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On 1 July, 2019, a 15-year-old American stepped out on Court One to face her idol Venus Williams at Wimbledon.