After reaching the French Open final, Coco Gauf’s stock has skyrocketed and the US teenager looks set to cash in.
Following in the footsteps of fellow tennis stars Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka, the 18-year-old has ventured into the world of digital assets and now has her own NFT collection by Autograph.
Autograph is an NFT platform that brings together the most iconic brands and legendary names in sports, entertainment and culture to create unique digital collections.
The brand itself was founded by NFL quarterback Tom Brady and has managed to attract some huge names in the world of sport, including Usain Bolt and Tiger Woods.
Gauff’s collection was announced on Instagram via Autograph’s personal account, with a post captioned: “The Future is Coco Gauff.”
Gauff going from strength to strength
Gauff burst onto the tennis scene at Wimbledon in 2019 after beating Venus Williams when she was just 15 years old.
Three years later, the teenager is an established player on the WTA Tour and is ranked inside the world’s top 20.
While there had been questions over Gauff’s ability to perform under pressure, the 18-year-old proved at this year’s Roland-Garros that she’s unquestionably a future major champion in waiting.
In the end, Iga Swiatek proved too good in the final, but there’s no doubt that the American proved plenty of doubters wrong.
With Wimbledon to come in a few weeks, Gauff will be hoping to carry over her impressive clay court form to the grass surface.
What is an NFT?
An NFT stands for a non-fungible token and is a financial security consisting of digital data stored in a blockchain, which is a form of distributed ledger.
Each NFT has a digital signature that makes it impossible for NFTs to be exchanged for or equal to one another.
An NFT is created from digital objects that represent both tangible and intangible items, including art, collectables and music.