Coco Gauff’s new kit for the upcoming 2023 US Open has garnered a positive reaction from tennis enthusiasts.
The 19-year-old is in the midst of a remarkable season. She won the Citi Open in Washington before making it to the quarterfinals of the Canadian Open. Gauff then won the Cincinnati Open by defeating Karolína Muchova 6-3, 6-4 in the final.
Following her triumph in Cincinnati, the American has moved up to the sixth spot in the WTA rankings. Gauff will now target her first-ever Grand Slam title at the 2023 US Open.
In a recent photo session promoting her apparel and shoe sponsor New Balance, Coco Gauff revealed her attire for the 2023 US Open. Against the background of a tennis court, the youngster proudly displayed her striking yellow outfit along with perfectly coordinated shoes tailored for the American Major.
Gauff’s attire garnered admiration from several tennis enthusiasts, who praised its elegance and stylishness. One of the fans said the improvement of her kits appears to directly correlate with her increasing power on the court.
“It seems that the better her kits get, the more powerful she becomes… the WTA is shaking. Nike is exasperated. Adidas is frantic. The USO is holding emergency meetings to prepare. The tennis world is on its knees,” the fan wrote.
Another fan said they have always loved Gauff’s New Balance kits and that she makes everything look good.
“Have always liked Coco’s NB kits, and she can make just about anything work well, but this kit is really stunning,” the fan wrote.
Here are some more fan reactions:
Ok this kit is fire!!🔥🔥
She and Pegula would slay as doubles partners lol 💯💯
Fresh off her Cincy win, New Balance shows off Coco Gauff’s US Open colorway of the Coco CG1
Coco Gauff speaks about how people have been perceiving her since Serena Williams’ retirement
After securing the Cincinnati Open title on Sunday, Coco Gauff said that she takes the achievement seriously. The teenager also acknowledged that this success could potentially amplify the pressure she feels, given her role as an inspiration for the community she belongs to.
“It’s something that I don’t take lightly. I think sometimes I guess it increases the pressure because I know that this community of people, the community of people of color, black people, look up to me a lot,” Gauff said
With Serena Williams having retired last year, Gauff realizes that some people now view her as a future leader in tennis. However, she humbly distanced herself from direct comparisons with Williams, whom she considers the GOAT.
Gauff further said she recognizes that she is a part of tennis history, but added she is uncertain if she can match Serena Williams’ accomplishments.
“Especially with Serena retiring, people consider me the next leader or something of tennis. I don’t put myself in that box because Serena is the G.O.A.T. for a reason. It’s ‘greatest of all time’. That’s what the word means. I’m part of all time, so I don’t know if I’ll be able to go as far as she did. That’s the dream. But also there’s a G.O.A.T. for the reason,” Gauff said.