The U.S. Open champion, Coco Gauff, let her followers know how she plans to spend her winning earnings.
On Sunday, while on Instagram Live, Gauff responded comically to a fan’s suggestion to “pay off debts.” Many followers assumed the Florida native would spend her $3 million on loans and past debts, but she quickly shut that idea down.
Coco Gauff on what she’s gonna use her US Open prize money for:
‘Somebody said pay off debts… I’m 19, I don’t have any debt’ 😂 pic.twitter.com/vWhgggdGzQ
— Bastien Fachan (@BastienFachan) September 10, 2023
“Somebody said, ‘Pay off debts.’ I’m 19 I don’t have any debt. I’m not in debt,” she said. “I live with my parents still. I’m not in debt…didn’t go to college, so I don’t have any student bills to pay. I’m not in debt; I’m too young! My parents have never put me in that position to be in debt. Yeah, I don’t have nothing to pay right now.”
The response quickly turned into a Twitter joke after users found that the tennis pro was floored over the idea of having debt.
Gauff deserves a vacation after the rigorous season she had. She is now ranked No. 3 in singles and No. 1 in doubles by the Women’s Tennis Association. She holds six WTA Tour singles titles and eight doubles.