miercoles, 29 de noviembre de 2023   inicia sesión o regístrate
Protestante Digital
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google +
  • Instagram
  • YouTube
  • Rss


New Evangelical Focus
Do you like the new design of the Evangelical Focus website?
I'm not sure...
Encuesta cerrada. Número de votos: 3


Coco Gauff wins her first Grand Slam: “God puts you through trials, this makes it sweeter”

The 19-year-old tennis sensation wins the US Open. She is described by international media as a role model for other young people.

AUTOR 5/Evangelical_Focus NEW YORK 11 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2023 11:16 h
Coco Gauff and her parents, holding the US Open trophy . / Photo: [link]Twitter US Open[/link].

Cori (Coco) Gauff, the big sensation of tennis has finally won her first major title, the US Open.

The 19-year-old US American beat Belarussian Aryna Sabalenka 2-6, 6-3 and 6-2 to win her first Grand Slam. Gauff became the first teenager to win the tournament since tennis star Serena Williams, over two decades ago. In June, she lost in the final the chance to win her first Roland Garros (the French Grand Slam).

One of the images of the final game was when Coco, after running to hug her parents, went back to court, kneeled next to her chair and spent some seconds in prayer.

Later, at the ceremony, she told the crowd: “I feel like I’m in shock. That French Open loss was a heartbreak for me. But I realise that God puts you through tribulations and trials and this makes this moment even sweeter than I can imagine”.

The interviewer asked: “We saw you get on your knees and say a prayer, how important has been your faith for you?”

Gauff went on: “It has been very important. I don’t pray for results, I pray that I get the strength to give my all, and whatever happens, happens. I am so blessed in this life”.

Gauff entered the professional tennis circles in 2018, aged 14. One year later, she told The New York Times: “Before every match since I was 8, my dad and I say a prayer together (…) We don’t really pray about victory, just that me and my opponent stay safe. After the match, I was just thanking God for this opportunity”.

In August, after winning the DC Open in Washington D.C., she posted on Instagram the verse Philippians 4:13.

Speaking after the final, she said: “First, I’d like to thank my Father. After losing in first-round Wimbledon [the English Grand Slam] it was a tough situation (…) You know, a lot of prayer and a lot of support from my church family. So thank you to Him and those who support me”.

The young tennis star has been praised as a positive role model for young people, for showing respect towards her rivals and for her commitment with social causes.

According to Evangélico Digital, she attends a Baptist church in Florida with her parents.





    Si quieres comentar o


ESTAS EN: - - Coco Gauff wins her first Grand Slam: “God puts you through trials, this makes it sweeter”
Síguenos en Ivoox
Síguenos en YouTube y en Vimeo

MIEMBRO DE: Evangelical European Alliance (EEA) y World Evangelical Alliance (WEA)

Las opiniones vertidas por nuestros colaboradores se realizan a nivel personal, pudiendo coincidir o no con la postura de la dirección de Protestante Digital.