"I don't know any throuples going on on tour": Coco Gauff asked bizarre question surrounding Challengers movie with superb answer

Tuesday, 07 May 2024 at 19:30
Coco Gauff shared her thoughts on the newly released movie "Challengers," starring Zendaya, during a press conference. The world No. 3 commented on the film and was asked if she had found characters similar to Tashi Duncan, the protagonist of the story.
The 20-year-old tennis player is the third seed in the main draw at the Rome Open and is coming off a loss in the Madrid Open quarterfinals against her compatriot Madison Keys. The 2023 US Open champion is closely trailing Aryna Sabalenka, and a good result in Rome could propel her to world No. 2 in her last tournament before the French Open.

Gauff shares her perspective on Zendaya's character

Actors Zendaya, Josh O'Connor, and Mike Faist portrayed tennis players in the movie, and part of their preparation was overseen by Brad Gilbert, Gauff's current coach, who ensured that everything was "as authentic as possible," as Gilbert recently revealed.
Coco Gauff joked during the press conference that she doesn't know any players on the tour like the characters in the movie: "I don't know any throuples going on on tour (laughter). There probably are some, but I'm not in it. I'm not Tashi Duncan. I don't know any Tashi Duncans." “I did relate to her mentality on the court, not everything going on off the court…” she added.
“Also there's a part of the movie, I told my boyfriend, Thank God you don't play tennis, because she's right, I would not want to date a scrub on tour (laughter). That's the only relatable part I have about Tashi, otherwise she's not a nice character to how she treated her husband.”

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