Gauff Gifts Her Signature Shoes To Every Ball Kid At Billie Jean King Cup

Gauff Gifts Her Signature Shoes To Every Ball Kid At Billie Jean King Cup

by Zlatko Vodenicharov

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Coco Gauff made a heartwarming gesture during the qualifying tie between the United States and Austria at the 2023 Billie Jean King Cup.

The American tennis sensation made headlines off the court as she left a lasting impression on the all-girl crew of ball kids at the USA's Billie Jean King Cup tie held at Delray Beach. Gauff partnered with her sponsor New Balance to gift the young enthusiasts pairs of her signature CG1 shoes, spreading inspiration and encouragement in the process.

The 19-year-old tennis prodigy's personalized shoes, inscribed with the motivational message, "You can change the world with your racket," were presented to the ball kids in an effort to inspire the next generation of tennis players.

These all-white shoes, a symbol of empowerment, are a result of Gauff's collaboration with New Balance, reflecting her own journey and determination in the world of tennis.

On the court, Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula played an essential role in ensuring Team USA's spot in the 2023 Billie Jean King Cup Finals. Gauff commenced the tie with a resounding 6-1, 6-3 victory over Austria's Julia Grabher, setting a strong foundation for Pegula to build upon.

Pegula didn't disappoint, defeating Sinja Kraus with a scoreline of 6-0, 7-5, leaving Team USA one win away from securing their place in the finals.

Saturday saw Pegula face off against Julia Grabher, eventually emerging victorious with a 6-1, 6-3 triumph, guaranteeing Team USA's position in the 2023 Billie Jean King Cup Finals. The final doubles match featured Gauff partnering with Caty McNally, and the duo secured a comprehensive 6-1, 6-4 win over Melanie Klaffner and Sinja Kraus, completing a clean sweep for their team.


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