August 20, 2022

Coco Gauff took to social media on Wednesday to call out mixed doubles partners at the upcoming Wimbledon Championships, prompting all sorts of hilarious responses from her fans.

Gauff recently reached the final in both singles and women’s doubles at Roland Garros, finishing second in both events. In mixed doubles, however, the world No. 13 has only played twice at Slam level – and never made it past the second round.

Hoping to change that record this year, Gauff posted a message on Twitter, asking if anyone wanted to associate him with SW19.

“Who wants to play mixed at Wimbly?” Gauff tweeted.

Who wants to play mix at wimby 🌱🤝?

While most users volunteered for the job, many other interesting names such as Felix Auger-Aliassime, Frances Tiafoe, and Carlos Alcaraz were also suggested. World number 162 Christopher Eubanks, who teamed up with Coco Gauff at the 2018 US Open, also threw his name in the hat for good measure.

Perennial tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios was also a popular suggestion, but the mercurial Australian also had his detractors. Some felt Gauff had better find someone else to compete alongside him.

“I think you would have fun playing with Frances Tiafoe and do well. I would love to see you and Foe have a mixed race to the title!” one fan tweeted.

I think you would have fun playing with it @FTiafoe and have good results. I would love to see you and Foe have a mixed race for the title! twitter.com/cocogauff/stat…

“I’m doing Coco! Would you consider a 4.5 63-year-old? I’ll let you choose which side we play on, but I usually take the Ad side,” another fan joked.

I do Coco! Would you consider a 63 year old 4.5 player? I let you choose which side we will play on, but I usually take the Ad side… twitter.com/cocogauff/stat…

Would you like to hit with me someday? I’m down all the time. I live in Miami, call me when you’re here and let’s go. 😂🫣 twitter.com/cocogauff/stat…

a few people say Felix in the replies and oh i would be SO HERE FOR THESE GUYS twitter.com/cocogauff/stat…

if kyrgios offers you to play mixed with him say NO. please coco save yourself twitter.com/CocoGauff/stat…

“The One Who Answered With”[Nick] Kyrgios “needs to be reported and get an injunction,” one user said.

Whoever answered “Kyrgios” should be reported and get an injunction twitter.com/CocoGauff/stat…

@CocoGauff It would be so fun to see you team up with Felix in Mixed. ✨✨#Favorites

@CocoGauff Please don’t mess with Kyrgios, you’re better than that

“Bruh got us a toilet so I can carry you again,” Christopher Eubanks replied.

A few things here. 1. Basically confirming that Pegula is not playing at Wimbledon2. The McNally partnership is dead, praise be!3. Please don’t Kyrgios, I’m begging you twitter.com/cocogauff/stat…

Coco Gauff takes on Wang Xinyu in the second round of the Bett1open

Coco Gauff takes on Wang Xinyu in the second round of the Bett1open
Coco Gauff takes on Wang Xinyu in the second round of the Bett1open

Before playing at Wimbledon, however, Coco Gauff will be looking to hone her grass-court skills with a deep run at the Bett1open. The seventh-seeded American beat compatriot Ann Li in her opener and will face qualifier Wang Xinyu in the second round on Thursday.

The two have never faced each other on the WTA Tour. A win over the 20-year-old Chinese would pit Gauff against fourth seed Karolina Pliskova in the quarter-finals.

BERLIN | Coco Gauff advanced to the second round after a strong 6-2, 7-6 win over fellow American Ann Li. Gauff, playing her first event since her historic run at Roland Garros, will next face China’s Wang Xinyu. Michael Sohn [AP] https://t.co/31P21qAbkz

Stuck in the same half of the table as top seed Ons Jabeur, a potential clash with the Tunisian awaits Gauff in the semis. And a potential clash at the top against second seed Maria Sakkari could present itself for the world No. 13.