"Cori Gauff names her role models: Serena Williams, LeBron James & Colin Kaepernick"

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"American tennis star Cori Gauff, 18, named Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka as one of the players she considers as role models."

"Besides Williams and Osaka, Gauff also mentioned NBA star LeBron James and NFL's Colin Kaepernick."

"Both James and Kaepernick are well-known for their activism and Gauff thinks it's inspiring how they are trying to change the society for the better."

"Yeah, definitely I would say LeBron James, Serena, Billie Jean, Colin, the list goes on, Naomi, it goes on really about these issues," Gauff said, per Sportskeeda.

"I think now atheletes and more, I feel more fine with speaking out about stuff like this,"

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"I feel like a lot of times we're put in a box that people always say, oh sports and politics should stay seperate and all this." Gauff said

"Gauff is one of the most promising and talented players on the WTA Tour and she wants to use her platform to ignite positive changes."

"Since I was younger, my dad told me I could change the world with my racket," Gauff added.

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