“I would choose a marine biologist or a sports psychologist” – Coco Gauff explores her alternative career choices

The 18-year-old American tennis star, Coco Gauff, who is currently playing in the fourth round of the French Open, is enjoying great success on clay. Today, she beat Estonian tennis player Kaia Kanepi to reach back-to-back fourth-round appearances at Roland Garros.

Meanwhile, after the game, she talked about an interesting thing about not calling tennis her job. Also, she mentioned some alternative career options if she hadn’t become a tennis player.


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Coco Gauff talks about not taking tennis as her job

After the third round victory at Roland Garros, Gauff had a fun interview where she talked about her love for tennis. Additionally, she talked about the possibility of becoming a marine biologist if she had decided against pursuing a career in tennis.

“Yeah I think that doesn’t feel like a job because I don’t know when I think of a job at least like in the States they get 9 to 5 and people are scared to go to work and I don’t be afraid to do what I do. You know, obviously there are people in the world who love their jobs and there are a lot of people who don’t love their jobs. I’m lucky that my job is something I enjoy doing, so I don’t see it as a job,” Gauff Explain not to call tennis his job.

Then she further talked about having other careers, as she said, “When I was younger I just wanted to be a marine biologist and as I got older I realized how many points I had to do. So I kind of crossed that off. But yeah I would say I would go for a biologist sailor or a sports psychologist, but those two areas kind of take a lot of years in college and I’m not committing to that.

United States’ Coco Gauff celebrates during her first round match against Britain’s Johanna Konta REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

It should be noted that Gauff is still not playing full-time on the WTA Tour, as she is only eighteen years old. Her father and coach, Corey Gauff, is gradually preparing her for a possibly longer career.

Gauff earned an emphatic victory in the third round of Roland-Garros 2022

Meanwhile, Coco Gauff dominates on the red floor in Paris, having won three of her matches without dropping a single set. Not only in singles, but she also won two of her matches, partnering Jessica Pegula.


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In the next round of her singles match, she will face Belgian tennis player Elise Mertens. She notably reached the quarter-finals last year at Roland-Garros, which remains her best result in a Grand Slam event.


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