16-year-old Tennis Star Gauff: you can change the world

The 18-time Grand Slam champion Martina Navratilova believes that up and coming Tennis star Cori "Coco" Gauff (16) "improve the world". The 63-Year-old said

16-year-old Tennis Star Gauff: you can change the world

The 18-time Grand Slam champion Martina Navratilova believes that up and coming Tennis star Cori "Coco" Gauff (16) "improve the world". The 63-Year-old said in a BBC Interview. "She is one of the people who can change the world, and it seems as if you wanted to also," said the native of the Czech Republic.

Gauff had participated a month ago in a peaceful Protest of the Black-Lives-Matter-movement, and called for, to vote and to fight back against racism.

For Navratilova stand sports "have always been at the forefront of social change. And that now can be again.“ Especially athletes should take advantage of your reach, as you could see, "how much politics can affect your life and your freedom."

The 16-year-old American Gauff seems to be in the eyes of Navratilovas in any case, a good example: "I am delighted when I see, what is the range she has and what she will have in the future." You will no longer come from the swarms not: "it is just as balanced. On and off the Court. She has been bred with qualities that are important. This is evident in how she plays, but also in the fact that it is now also politically active.“

Gauff is considered to be one of the biggest young talents in Tennis. 2019 you played with 15 years ago for the first time in Wimbledon and made it to the round of sixteen. On the way there, she had beaten Venus Williams (39). Against the sister of Serena Williams, she also won in the opening round of the Australian Open in January of this year.

a spectator at the French Open

should be played in spite of the difficult situation in the Coronavirus crisis with viewers. About "50 to 60 percent" of the normal audience capacity was at the Grand Slam tournament in Paris from the 27. September to 11. October has been allowed by the policy, informed the organizers on Thursday. Thus, under the conditions of the last days of the two-week event, with approximately 10,000 spectators could be on the system. A maximum of four persons may sit side by side and, between them, a seat intended to remain free.

On the 16. July will start the ticket sale for the General Public. Depending on the development of the Coronavirus pandemic, the number of spectators could be adapted, it is said, however, on the tournament Homepage.

The French Open had been postponed due to the Coronavirus-crisis from the end of may in the autumn, the organisers had put on for their own powerful shift powerful criticism in. Now, the most important clay court tournament of the Tennis is to take place-season as the second Grand Slam tournament of the Coronavirus-break.

Updated Date: 03 July 2020, 04:19

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