In the era of digital dating, it turns out mixed doubles partners are also best found online. The trend began last year when Nick Kyrgios put out a call for mixed applicants before last year’s Wimbledon Championships and ended up dominating first-week headlines when he paired with former world No. 1 Venus Williams.

Coco Gauff followed the Aussie’s lead earlier this week when she put out a near-identical tweet ahead of the Wimbledon fortnight—for what would be just her third appearance in a mixed doubles draw.


“I said I wanted to try mixed because I knew I didn’t want to do all three, so this is the time,” the teenager explained after reaching the bett1open quarterfinals in Berlin, adding, “There’s no points at Wimbledon, so it wasn’t like I was going to lose any doubles points in the Race for the WTA Finals, so this was the perfect time for mixed.

“The reason why I put it on Twitter was, honestly, I didn’t know who to ask, and I’m honestly scared of rejection. I didn’t want to ask somebody and get rejected, so I was just seeing who responded. It’s been a success; I haven’t found a partner yet, but I have some options and now I’m just trying to decide who!”

Based on some of the replies, she already has some intriguing candidates in fellow Americans Christopher Eubanks and Jack Sock:


Gauff and Eubanks played together in what was the former’s maiden major main draw, shocking No. 3 seeds Chan Hao-Ching and Henri Kontinen to reach the second round as wild cards.

An accomplished singles player, Sock has his own doubles bona fides, winning three majors in men’s doubles along with the 2011 US Open in mixed, where he partnered Melanie Oudin.

Gauff even got interest from Olympic alpine skier and tennis lover Mikaela Shiffrin:

While the Roland Garros runner-up is yet to reveal her final pick, she predicts her final choice will be based on vibes.

“I’m just going to pick based off who I think I’ll have a lot of fun with. Obviously, you want to win and everything, but I just want to have fun on the court, because you only get the opportunity to play mixed doubles at the Grand Slam.”