Coco Gauff’s résumé is already remarkable, but she can now add high school graduation to it.
On Saturday, the 18-year-old tennis player celebrated her graduation with a cap and gown photoshoot in front of the Eiffel Tower, an iconic backdrop.
“I did it. “No,” Gauff joked in the caption, referring to her graduation “cap.”
In addition to lovely solo shots, Gauff published photographs of herself clutching her graduation with her family, including her parents Candi and Corey.
Storm Reid and rapper Latto, among Gauff’s celebrity friends, swarmed to the comments section to express their congratulations.
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Coco Gauff opened up about her international career
Coco Gauff described how her globe-trotting work presented unique hurdles to her studies in a 2020 interview with Forbes.
“When I have to complete school, the time zones are difficult,” Coco Gauff added. “When I try to contact my teachers, they are all asleep. Everything else has been straightforward.”
Coco Gauff made her WTA debut at the age of 14 and qualified for the 2018 US Open the same year. She gained widespread prominence in 2019 when, at the age of 15, she defeated Venus Williams, then 39, in straight sets at Wimbledon, becoming the youngest Wimbledon qualifier in Open history. Gauff advanced to the fourth round but was defeated by eventual champion Simona Halep.
Gauff is presently ranked No. 18 in the WTA rankings for women’s tennis. In the first round of the French Open, which begins on Sunday, she will face Rebecca Marino of Canada.
Coco Gauff previously told PEOPLE how important it is for her to have the support of her idols, such as Serena and Venus Williams.
“On Instagram, [Venus] is usually commenting on my work, which is pretty great,” Gauff said. “‘This is crazy,’ I think every time she mentions me in her lives or in interviews. I’m always pleased when she does it because I don’t expect it at all.”