Ever since she made her debut at a very young age, Coco Gauff has made tremendous progress to rise to prominence in the tennis realm. Throughout her stellar journey, the American tennis prodigy has received unwavering support from her family including her grandparents. Even during her matches, the Gauff family has often been spotted in the stands rooting for the 19-year-old player.
Now it was the Billie Jean King Cup, Gauff’s grandmother, Yvonne Lee Odom was there to show her support for the WTA star who was representing the United States. During the tournament, she also brought to light the mischievous side of her granddaughter. However, despite that complaint, Gauff came up with an emotional tribute for her.
Coco Gauff recently hailed her grandmother in front of a jam-packed crowd
The Gauff family embodies greatness from the inside out given their contributions to both the social and sporting community. Fans are already aware of the remarkable on-court personality of the American tennis prodigy as she is one of the most talented players on the WTA Tour. However, Coco Gauff is not the only one in her family who has often been lauded for her great endeavors.
Even her grandmother, Yvonne Lee Odom is a prominent figure in the United States as she has immensely contributed toward society as one of the most influential educational leaders in Palm Beach. Notably, she was recently hailed by the entire tennis community during her visit to the Billie Jean King Cup. She recently witnessed her granddaughter’s stellar performance at the tournament as she gave a crucial lead to the United States team.
Later, Gauff was also asked about Lee Odom’s constant support and influence, during her on-court interview. During the conversation, it was also revealed that she still doesn’t clean her room, which was one of the complaints from her grandmother. Gauff answered by saying, “Yeah, my grandmother. Grandparents in general just mean a lot to me. I know a lot of you probably know what my grandmother or grandfather has done for this community regarding racial justice, equality, and equality in general.”
The 19-year-old player stated that she is grateful to be a part of such a family that has often been involved in many noble endeavors for the community. She added, “And I know a lot of you asked why I say the things I say it really comes from them and I feel like coming from that legacy I have to speak out when things need to be addressed and I couldn’t ask to come from a better family better background.”