Gauff Features In Google's '25 Years Of Search' Tribute Alongside Sporting Icons

Gauff Features In Google's '25 Years Of Search' Tribute Alongside Sporting Icons

by Nurein Ahmed

American teenage tennis star Coco Gauff was recognized for her meteoric rise in Google's video tribute termed "25 Years of Search."

Google, the world's most popular search engine, commemorated its 25th anniversary in September and, for the past week, has been honoring the most searched moments, people, and things of all time.

Gauff is featured right at the end of the video in a segment titled, "Here's to the ones that set the bar," in honor of her accomplishments on a tennis court and a montage of her winning celebration from the 2023 US Open.

Gauff is the highest-ranked teenager in the world's Top 10, sitting at a career-best ranking of World No. 3. The young American sensation joined the Williams sisters and WTA trailblazer Billie Jean King among the tennis players who were recognized in Google's compilations of most searched moments.

Serena, Venus, and King were featured in the same segment in the short tribute, titled "Most searched GOAT," which was complemented with a voiceover by the iconic King saying, "To keep moving forward, each generation passes the baton down to the next generation."

Gauff, 19, became the youngest American player to win the US Open since Serena Williams over two decades ago. She has seen her stock rise rapidly since bursting onto the scene as a 15-year-old at Wimbledon in 2019, where she qualified for the tournament and memorably made the fourth round.

The Atlanta native has enjoyed a career-best season on the WTA tour in 2023, winning four titles, including the aforementioned maiden Grand Slam success in New York.

Gauff, Serena, Venus, and King aren't the only tennis players, either active or retired, whose names are linked to Google. Recently, the ATP's top two, Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz, were among the most searched athletes on Google in 2023 and ranked in the Top 10.


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