Teenage sensation Coco Gauff reacts to recent mass shootings in the United States after reaching the French Open final

American tennis player Coco Gauff beat Martina Trevisan 6-3, 6-1 in her women’s singles semi-final match at the 2022 French Open on Thursday (June 2) and used the platform to demand an action against mass shootings in the United States by writing ‘peace, end gun violence’ on a TV camera next to a courthouse.

Before sharing her message for gun control at home, Gauff insisted that the recent tragedies mean she will treat victory or defeat with the same equanimity in the championship game, where she will face the unstoppable and world number one Iga Swiatek. “Yes, it’s a Grand Slam final, but there’s so much going on in the world, especially in the United States. I think it’s not important to stress for a tennis match,” said she said during her on-court television interview.

Gauff, 18, was speaking just hours after an incident in which a gunman killed at least four people at a hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which is the latest in a slew of mass shootings across the United States in recent weeks. turned heads around the world.

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Speaking of Gauff’s semi-final, she was at her best as she finished the proceedings with a straight-sets win over Italy’s Trevisan. After the match, Gauff made a strong statement calling on the world to take note of the disastrous incident that happened in the United States and hoped his message would reach a wider audience.

“I know people all over the world are watching for sure,” Gauff said. She emphasized that she will also raise her voice on her political and social issues in the future. The teenager added: “Since I was younger, my dad told me that I could change the world with my racquet. He didn’t mean that while playing tennis. He wanted to talk about that kind of stuff. “

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