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Coco Gauff Says Goodbye to Her Teen Years and Celebrates Her 20th Birthday with a Jump in the Ocean

The tennis star poked fun at her zodiac sign and said she has "been beyond blessed in this life"

<p>Robert Prange/Getty </p> Coco Gauff

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Coco Gauff
  • Coco Gauff celebrated her 20th birthday on Wednesday

  • The tennis star said she feels "beyond blessed in this life" in an Instagram post

  • Gauff thanked her fans and friends for the birthday wishes

Coco Gauff is waving her teen years goodbye!

The tennis star turned the big 2-0 on Wednesday, and celebrated her 20th birthday like a true water sign with a jump into the ocean.

Gauff, who is currently competing in the Indian Wells Open near Palm Springs, shared the fun moment with fans on Instagram, writing, "20! Just a Pisces in her natural habitat," adding a wave emoji.

Gauff said, "I’ve been beyond blessed in this life and I am so thankful to have made it this far," in her caption before thanking everyone who sent her birthday wishes.

Gauff's recent doubles partner and competitor Jessie Pegula commented, "How did I not realize we are both Pisces???"

WNBA legend Lisa Leslie commented on Gauff's post, writing, "Happy birthday Coco! Stay blessed without stress," and Olympian Lindsey Vonn left two red hearts in the comments.

<p>Coco Gauff/Instagram</p> Coco Gauff via Instagram

Coco Gauff/Instagram

Coco Gauff via Instagram

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The Tennis Channel celebrated Gauff's birthday with her during a sweet on-air segment. The US Open champion was surprised with a pink cake, complete with 20 candles, which Gauff promptly bit into without the help of any utensils.

"There we go! Well done," the channel's host said with a laugh as Gauff bit into her cake. "It's good," Gauff said after getting a taste of her birthday cake.

The US Open champion has been on a winning streak at Indian Wells this week, earning victories in her last three singles matches. She easily beat Elise Mertens 6-0, 6-2 on her birthday, and will next face China's Yuan Yue on Thursday.

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Just before her birthday, Gauff spoke to PEOPLE on the red carpet at the TIME 2024 Women of the Year Gala on March 5, explaining her view on not sharing everything in her life with the public and called it “a day-by-day” decision.

“Honestly, it wasn't something I got to set in stone. I think I felt like I just, some parts of myself I love to share and then some parts I think I just keep to myself," said Gauff.

She added, “And I think that's just the beauty of it all, that people still know me and know parts of me, but not everything. So I do feel like my life is a little bit in my hands too.”

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Gauff became a Grand Slam champion in September, securing her first major women's singles title at the 2023 US Open. She pulled off a massive comeback in a three-set slugfest with Belarus' Aryna Sablenka — and the victory made her the youngest American to win the tournament since Serena Williams in 1999.

After the victory, Gauff said she felt "a little bit in shock" and was "just thankful for this moment" during a post-match ceremony.

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