Navratilova: “Coco Gauff can change the world for the better”

Martina Navratilova has been one of the last voices to surrender to the figure of Coco Gauff, one of the young promises in the world of tennis, after her results in tournaments and the attitude she has shown off the court in protests against racism in the United States.

Speaking to BBC Radio 4, Navratilova applauded Gauff's performance on the track. “She is prepared both on and off the court. She has shown great qualities and in addition to showing how she plays she has also shown how active she is politically. I smiled when I saw what he has achieved and what he will achieve in the future “

However, Navratilova believes that Gauff's dimension can also influence off-track and more as a result of episodes such as the death of George Floyd at the hands of the police. “ANDShe is one of the people who can change the world for the better and seems to want to. I think the way things are now, with some countries making progress and others, like the United States, going back in time, it is essential that people get involved. They are seeing how politics can affect their lives and their freedoms. Sport has always been at the forefront of social change and now it is again with the Black Lives Matter and the call for equality for all. Tennis has had many obstacles but we have been at the forefront of these changes and now, with Coco Gauff, we continue in this fight. “