Coco Gauff joined in the well wishes and tributes following the passing of NFL legend Jim Brown.
American young star Coco Gauff paid tribute to Jim Brown, an NFL star and social activist who is considered one of the greatest athletes in the history of American football and a member of the Hall of Fame. On May 18, the former athlete who led the Cleveland Browns to the NFL championship in 1964 passed away at the age of 87.
Pegula and Gauff go empty handed in Rome
The three-time MVP left a legacy in sports and beyond the field for his civil rights activism. As a result, personalities from different fields and sports mourned the loss of Brown, including Coco Gauff.
"Rest in power Mr. Jim Brown. Thank you for your incredible legacy on and off the field," she wrote.
American player Gauff suffered a defeat in the third round of the Rome Open this week against Marie Bouzkova. However, she had a strong performance in the doubles event, reaching the final alongside her partner Jessica Pegula. Unfortunately, they were defeated by the duo of Storm Sanders and Elise Mertens.