American Coco Gauff is setting the tennis courts on fire! This teenager unleashed a smash-hit season last year, snagging the US Open title and a slew of other big wins that are still rolling into 2024! Coco’s not just ruling the tennis scene; she’s got the world talking with her off-court charisma too. But here’s the ace of all questions: What’s the scoop on Coco’s love game? Let the court-side gossip begin!
The world No.4 has been keeping tight-lipped about her love life, dropping subtle hints during interviews that have fans playing detective. Time to grab your magnifying glass and try to unravel the mystery of Coco’s secret romance!
July 2023: First hints of Coco’s love game being on a winning streak
The tennis champion hinted at a serious relationship back in July during a chat on Tennis Channel’s “Warm and Fuzzy.” As a sweet harp melody played, she surprised the host, saying, “It makes you feel like you want to be in love.” The curious interviewer couldn’t resist asking Coco about her love life, to which she responded:
It’s lifing. It’s trending up… Oh God, I hope he doesn’t see this.
Gauff credits boyfriend for nerve-handling magic before US Open final
Coco Gauff spilled the beans after snagging her first Grand Slam title at the US Open. During the post-victory press conference, she nonchalantly let it slip that her secret weapon for staying cool and collected was none other than her boyfriend. As the questions about her title triumph and the epic final against Aryna Sabalenka poured in, the WTA sensation opened up about a game-changing late-night phone call that helped her ditch the overthinking and ace her focus:
I just called my boyfriend, and I told him let’s talk until it’s time to go to sleep so we spoke until 1:00 a.m. and then I went to sleep.
Ben Shelton dating rumors
The rumor mill is churning, and fans are placing their bets on who holds the key to Coco’s heart. Could it be fellow player Ben Shelton? Well, hold your serves! Sheldon has slammed those romance rumors, making it crystal clear that it’s all just friendly banter with these players.
These two buddies are masters of cracking each other up on social media! With their hilarious banter, it’s no wonder fans are raising eyebrows and speculating if there’s a potential Gauff-Shelton romance.
In an exclusive GQ Sports interview, Shelton set the record straight:
No! Not a big sister, not at all. Coco is a little sister to me!
Looks like these two are just serving up aces of friendship!
Infinity necklace, a gift from her partner
Talking to the press at the 2023 WTA Finals in Cancun, Coco flaunted a necklace that’s not just bling—it’s got a whole love story! Turns out, it’s a special gift from her mystery man:
Infinity. I’m sure a lot of relationships look out to that symbol. He gave it to me after I won the US Open.
Looks like Coco’s love game is on a whole new level—infinity and beyond!
“My boyfriend gave this to me…”
— Ebony Brown (@tennischannel69) November 4, 2023
Coco touches on the topic of motherhood after Auckland triumph
Coco Gauff after beating Svitolina in Auckland Final:
“I’d like to congratulate Elina & your team. What you do, being a mom, coming back so fast at such a high level is inspiring.. hopefully, not any time soon, I’ll be able to do it like you did.” 😂 pic.twitter.com/I1vI17kYZH
— The Tennis Letter (@TheTennisLetter) January 7, 2024
After winning the 2024 ASB Classic title in Auckland, Coco showered praise on her opponent, the tour’s famous mom, Elina Svitolina. While acknowledging Elina’s awe-inspiring comeback from maternity leave, Coco dodged the idea of motherhood for herself anytime soon.
I’d like to congratulate Elina and your team for an incredible week. What you do, being a mom, coming back so fast at such a high level is pretty inspiring. Hopefully, not any time soon, I’ll be able to do it like you did.
Did you catch Coco swapping out her infinity necklace in Auckland? And guess what, she’s at it again at the Australian Open this week. We need the details about this switcheroo!
The 19-year-old Gauff is playing the ultimate guessing game with her fans! Despite dropping hints about her mystery boyfriend, she’s keeping his name under wraps and dodging questions like a pro. It’s a love riddle that has everyone on the edge of their seats, trying to crack the code!
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