Coco Gauff headlines USA Tennis Team for 2024 Summer Olympics

Coco Gauff Team USA Olympics
Coco Gauff, of the United States, reacts during a match against Aryna Sabalenka, of Belarus, during the women’s singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

World No. 2 and reigning US Open champion Coco Gauff headlines the United States’ tennis teams that will compete at the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris beginning next month. 

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced its six-man and six-woman squads on Thursday. Each team will have four players compete in the singles tournament and field two doubles teams.

Alongside Gauff, the women’s team boasts fifth-ranked Jessica Pegula, No. 11 Danielle Collins, No. 17 Emma Navarro, and doubles No. 11 Desirae Krawczyk. Gauff, Pegula, Collins, and Navarro will compete in the singles tournament. Gauff will team up with Pegula for a star-studded doubles pairing while Krawczyk is joined by Collins.

The men’s team features world No. 12 Taylor Fritz, No. 13 Tommy Paul, No. 44 Chris Eubanks, No. 53 Marcos Giron, and world doubles No. 6 Rajeev Ram and No. 15 Austin Krajicek. Ram — a mixed doubles silver medalist at the 2016 Games in Rio — and Kraicek will be one doubles team while Fritz and Paul make up the other. 

The Americans will also announce a mixed doubles team that will compete at the Summer Games at a later doubt.

This is a largely inexperienced squad when it comes to the Olympic Games. Six members of Team USA will be first-time Olympians including Gauff, who had to forego the 2021 Olympics because of COVID.

The tennis tournament begins on July 27 — one day after the opening ceremonies — and will run until Aug. 4.  It will be held at the famed Roland Garros, known for hosting the French Open. 

Team USA has had plenty of success in the sport at the Olympics, winning 14 gold medals and 24 overall. No other country has been more successful since the sport was re-introduced at the Games in 1988.

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