Gauff Confirms Mother Candi and Father Corey Will Be Present At 2024 Roland Garros

Gauff Confirms Mother Candi and Father Corey Will Be Present At 2024 Roland Garros

by Nurein Ahmed

Coco Gauff can count on the support of her most important pillar at this year's Roland Garros, and it is her parents.

Gauff is preparing to play in her sixth French Open and fifth in the main draw. She has made the quarterfinals or better in each of her last three trips to Paris, with her best result being a runner-up finish in 2022 when she lost to Iga Swiatek.

The young American has compiled a respectable 25-8 record for the season in 2024. At the turn of the year, she won her sixth career title in Auckland and reached three semifinals, including her most recent one in Rome, where she lost to Swiatek for a disappointing 10th time in the series.

But that shouldn't dampen her mood because Gauff will have her parents by her side during her Roland Garros campaign for the next two weeks. Her mother, Candi, has been ever-present in her coaching box during the clay-court session, but her father, Corey, was not.

Last year, Gauff explained her father's regular absence from her coaching team and why he was not accompanying her on a full-time basis in tournaments.

Corey also stepped down from coaching her daughter last summer and delegated that role to celebrated coach Brad Gilbert, who worked together with Pere Riba. That decision proved a masterstroke because Gauff would win three titles, including her first Slam at the US Open in the span of a month.

However, in a recent Instagram post, she revealed that her father would be in Paris to cheer for her. She was in fine spirits when she shared an appreciation photo with her team and mother.

"Team. @coreygauff is otw."

Gauff will have three milestones within her sight at this year's clay-court Grand Slam, one of which is the World No. 2 ranking although she would need to better Aryna Sabalenka's result in Paris.


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