Coco Gauff

Cori Gauff recently took the tennis world by storm by qualifying and then reaching the fourth round at Wimbledon, at only 15. She received a wildcard for the US Open, and will start her campaign on Tuesday against 18-yr-old Anastasia Potapova, in a battle of two former junior number ones.
Represented by Alessandro Barel Di Sant Albano of Team 8, the agency formed by Roger Federer and his long-time agent Tony Godsick, she signed a multi-year sponsorship contract with New Balance last year, and here she stars in the commercial Call me Coco.

On the eastern coast of the Spanish island of Mallorca is the small town of Manacor. It’s a community known for fishing, furniture, and a bustling street market. But above all else, it’s a town known for tennis. Rafael Nadal’s career began here, on the red-clay courts sprinkled throughout his hometown of Manacor. And he still calls this place home, training and leading the next generation at the Rafa Nadal Academy.

“Mallorca is home,” says Rafa. “I plan to be here for the rest of my life.”

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The traditional tennis player? Quiet. Respectful. Conservative. But Elina Svitolina? Sheʼs outspoken. Defiant. Rebellious. Traditionally, she doesn’t fit in. And thatʼs what makes her stand out.

“The traditional player? Maybe a little boring.”

Madison Keys

Tennis is a sport with definitive lines. These lines tell you when, where, and how you should play. In some ways, the same can be said for women in the tennis world. Theyʼre reminded that thereʼs a right and a wrong way to act. Theyʼre told to be prim, proper, and “ladylike.” Madison doesnʼt fit the mold. And thatʼs why sheʼs happy to break it.

“I never feel like I have to be stuck in any sort of lines.”

Rafael Nadal

Crazy dreams take crazy effort. 18 career majors. 12 French Open titles. Congratulations, Rafael Nadal.