Coco Gauff's parents send inspiring message to 15-year-old daughter

Sabrina Barr

Cori "Coco" Gauff's parents have expressed their pride in their daughter on Instagram following the 15-year-old's fourth-round defeat at the Wimbledon Championships.

No matter who goes home with the top prizes at this year's Wimbledon, one of the biggest talking points of the entire tournament is unquestionably the trajectory of teenage tennis player Gauff.

Having entered the competition as a wildcard, the tennis star proceeded to knock out five-time Wimbledon women's singles champion Venus Williams in the first round.

The teenager was eventually beaten by former world number one Simona Halep in the fourth round, receiving praise from high-profile celebrities including former US first lady Michelle Obama.

Following Gauff's departure from Wimbledon, her parents, Corey and Candi Gauff, shared heartfelt messages on Instagram detailing the pride they feel in their daughter's performance at her first Grand Slam.

"So proud of you!!!! You did great," Gauff's mother's message reads. "The BEST IS YET TO COME!!!!"

The former track and field star athlete shared a black-and-white photograph of Gauff taken as she celebrated her third-round victory against Polona Hercog, during which she came back from a set down to win the match.

Corey Gauff stated that he is "proud" in his daughter, using the hashtag "#dreamBIG".

The former college basketball player shared a selection of photographs taken during the tournament.

Several people have praised Corey and Candi Gauff for the support they showed their teenage daughter during the most significant moment in her tennis career.

"Congratulations to Coco and the two people that have moulded her into the lovely young lady and spectacular athlete that she is today!!" one person commented on Instagram.

"I applaud you and your wife being present. It really does matter and it's wonderful to see," another added.

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