Tennis sensation Coco Gauff publicly toasts dad with a wild slide at the 2023 Australian Open after a cameo in a viral TikTok video

Coco Gauff wowed her crowd at the Australian Open when she fired a brutal sled at her father.

The No. 7 advanced into week two of the tournament on Friday with a 6-3, 6-2 win over fellow countrywoman Bernarda Pera.

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But it was her post-game interview that shook the crowd like any other tennis.

A video she posted on TikTok of the teenage sensation and her two parents has gone viral across the internet and is being viewed by millions of people around the world.

Gauff held back a laugh and said she thinks she knows why it exploded like that.

“I would say my mom was the best dancer on TikTok … I think it really went viral because my dad was so bad at it,” she said.

“He said people on the street recognized him from TikTok.

“He also asked me if he could get a check for the video and I was like, ‘I don’t think TikTok is paying you,’ so my dad told me he won’t be making any more videos since he’s not getting paid for She. He said if he looked (like a) idiot on the internet, he might as well get paid for it.

Coco Gauff delivered a brutal sled aimed at her father. Credit: Nine

“But I know I can get him on TikTok more because my dad just has fun and games.”

Former Australian tennis star Jelena Dokic wondered if other members of Gauff’s team would be willing to appear in a sequel. The 18-year-old ruled out her manager but said coach Diego Moyano would certainly do so.

“Diego would definitely do it; He already thinks he can dance without cameras,” she said.

Coco Gauff’s viral TikTok with her parents.

Coco Gauff’s viral TikTok with her parents.

Gauff joins the round of 16 with raging fellow American Jessica Pegula, who will take on former French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova in a tantalizing fourth-round clash after the pair raced to the Australian Open in week two.

On a day when world No. 1 Iga Swiatek swept aside Cristina Bucsa 6-0, 6-1, she was joined in the fourth round by Wimbledon champion and her next opponent Elena Rybakina, along with Pegula , Krejcikova, Gauff and Jelena Ostapenko.

Pegula is yet to drop a set in Melbourne, barely breaking a sweat in her 6-0, 6-2 win over Ukraine’s Marta Kostyuk. It took her just an hour and five minutes to secure a fourth-round spot.

Next she meets the resurgent Krejcikova, who flew under the radar in her attempt to complete a rare Australian Open title double, easily beating a Ukrainian 6-2, 6-3 in Anhelina Kalinina on Friday.

Pegula is appropriately suspicious of Krejcikova, who has won all four doubles Slams, is ranked second in the world in singles and reached the quarterfinals at the Open last year.

Krejcikova is the 20th seed at Melbourne Park this year after an elbow injury and a loss of form at majors hurt her rankings but has returned to form late last year and is proving to be a dangerous prospect.

Jessica Pegula is one of the players to beat in the women’s draw. Credit: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

“Obviously I’ve been watching them quite a bit,” Pegula said.

“She’s had a great couple of years, obviously she was a bit hurt last year. It seems like she’s regaining her confidence

“I actually don’t think I’ve ever played against them in singles, only in doubles.

“So I have a little idea, but I definitely have to watch a few more of their matches.”

Pegula was the star of the United States’ United Cup win, where she defeated Swiatek, and at 28 seems poised to step up after back-to-back quarter-finals at Melbourne Park to really challenge for the title.

Krejcikova, the 2021 French Open singles champion who won the 2022 Melbourne Park doubles title with compatriot Katerina Siniakova, is also yet to drop a set and has lost just 14 games in her first three games.

“Everything is improving. I think I’m getting better and better with every single game,” she said.

“I’m very happy with the way I’ve won so far.”

The seventh Gauff next meets Ostapenko, who sidelined another Ukrainian in Kateryna Baindl 6-3, 6-0.

But last year’s runner-up and 13th seed Danielle Collins won’t be able to perform better than her 2022 Finals loss to Ash Barty after being knocked out 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 by Rybakina.

With AAP

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