Coco Gauff: ‘My generation has just decided it is time to speak up’

The 15-year-old talks of her Wimbledon breakthrough, an ambition to be the best and how it has given her a platform for her passions

A few hours after winning her first WTA title in Linz and going viral for the umpteenth time, Coco Gauff celebrated her victory the way that most people born in 2004 probably would: on her phone. She fired up her Instagram and turned on a celebratory livestream, bantering with her fans and answering their questions. Before she departed she had one thing to get off her chest: “To everyone who said I couldn’t do it and that I was a one-timer, this was a one-time thing. Joke’s on you!”

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