Teen tennis star Coco Gauff has electric courts all over the world and is now ready to enter the world of television. The world No. 6 is set to guest-star on an episode of the US sports drama All American: Homecoming, though tennis fans need not worry about permanently moving.
The 19-year-old made fun of her appearance in a Twitter post from the Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open by revealing the name of the episode in which she will be performing, “Stand Up for Something”.
Earlier this week, the WTA tweeted that it would be appearing on the spin-off of the critically acclaimed All American series, to which Gauff replied: “Soon.” Commenting on her acting experience, Goff admitted that she’s grateful for the opportunity, but seems to have ruled out a full-time career in the profession.
“It was a very different experience,” Gauff said via the WTA’s website. “We did it in December during the off-season. I didn’t realize how often you have to do a scene over and over again. The tennis workouts are repetitive, but I think this is more repetitive.”
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“It was great. I would do it again because of the people I met, but I don’t think I would do it again because of the work. But if I could meet amazing people, yeah, I would still do it. Huge respect to all the actors and people in the business.” It’s definitely not as easy as it looks on TV.”
All Americans: Homecoming follows the character Simone Hicks (Geffri Hightower), who leaves Los Angeles – the setting of the original All American series – to attend the fictional Bringston University. Set in Gough’s real-life hometown of Atlanta, Simone decides to pursue her dream of becoming a professional tennis player.
Synopsis of the episode featuring a sarcastic Jove: “Simon and the Princeton Tennis Team work together to make the biggest decision of their season.” American viewers will be able to catch Gauff on All American: Homecoming Monday, March 20 at 9 p.m. ET on The CW Network.
Camille Hyde, who portrays tennis prodigy Thea Mays on the show, was on hand to watch Gauff battle a tough three match against Rebecca Peterson in the fourth round of Indian Wells recently.
Unfortunately for the 2022 French Open runner-up, her campaign came to an end in the California desert in the next round, as Aryna Sablinka put in an emphatic performance, winning 6-4, 6-0.
Gauff will now head to Miami for a WTA 1000 event later this week before European action kicks off ahead of the French Open and Wimbledon.
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