Gauff's search for a Wimbledon mixed doubles partner heats up as fans give their suggestions

American tennis star Coco Gauff came into the limelight after defeating compatriot Venus Williams on her debut at the 2019 Wimbledon Championships in the opening round, and the teenage sensation has seen her stock rise over such a short span.

The 18-year-old is having a memorable 2022 season, reaching the finals of the women’s singles and women’s doubles at the recently concluded French Open. After her success in the clay-court season, Gauff, who is rearing to go for the grass-court season, expressed her desire to play mixed doubles at Wimbledon.

Gauff took to Twitter to look for a partner to play mixed doubles at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament. She said, “Who wants to play mixed at wimby?”

Fans had mixed reactions after hearing about Gauff’s desire to play in this event, with some offering suggestions while others were not too keen of the superstar diverting her attention to doubles.

"Us fans want you to just focus on singles,” wrote a fan.

One of the fans said, “@felixtennis or @cilic_marin: both excellent on grass.”

Another fan mentioned, “@JohnIsner has been, ah, playing some pretty good dubs and I cannot remember the last time he played mixed.”

However, there was some controversy as a fan mentioned Australian star Nick Kyrgios, which drew a rather cheeky response from another fan, who responded with "She got far too much class.”

In the past, Kyrgios has expressed his desire to play doubles with Gauff. On one of the episodes of the ATP Tennis Radio Podcast, Kyrgios said, “I have had a lot of amazing mixed doubles partners and Coco Gauff would be the one I would love to play with. I think the crowd would love that.

“She’ll be dominating singles for a while, so she probably doesn’t want to play mixed [doubles]. But I would love to."

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