Coco Gauff Slams Sexist Remark On TikTok, Says Sports Is About Skill Not Gender.
Budding Tennis star Cori Coco Gauff gave a firm reply to a sexist TikTok user who disrespected her making a sexist remark that she wouldn’t be able to compete or beat a male tennis player because she’s a girl.
Best known as Coco in the tennis circuit, the 16-year-old said that playing better sports is not about gender but essentially about the skills. Gauff added, “If you’re a real athlete, then you know where I’m coming from.”
The American teenage star had defeated legend Venus Williams and Naomi Osaka at the Australian Open 2020 and she won her first singles title at the tender age of fifteen. Despite all of her efforts and acolades she was criticised for being a girl in the professional tennis circuit. However, an upset Gauff slammed the person in more than appropriate fashion.
“Bro what do you not understand she plays GIRLS tennis, he plays BOYS tennis, the skill gap is immeasurable,” the comment said, adding “A pro girl wouldn’t even win boys states.” Setting the record straight. “If you think that you’re better than me because of the sole fact that you’re a boy and I’m a girl, that doesn’t make any sense,” she said calling out the person. She claimed, “If you could say you could beat me because you think your skill level is better than mine, I respect that, we could go out there and we’ll compete and we’ll see who’s better,”.
Youngest WTA winner Coco Gauff
in 2019 she won her first WTA title and became the youngest to do so in the last 15 years.
Nicole Vaidisova held the earlier record of being the youngest WTA winner since 2004 when she won her 1st title.
Breaking her record, Gauff overcame the challenge by much experienced Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 to lift the Upper Austria Ladies trophy.
Currently ranked 48 Cori Gauff will face off with 260th ranked Ulrikke Eikeri in the 1st round of the 2021 Abu Dhabi Women’s Tennis Open for the 1st time in their career.
This match is scheduled for 11:30 AM GMT on 6th Jan 2021.
Sources: Shethepeople, Tennistonic
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