WATCH: Gauff surprised Greene with a slew of post-match compliments in Toronto.


In a rare reversal, teen titan Coco Gauff had her own “Hey kid, you’re going places” moment at the National Bank Open, imploring umpire Jesse Greene to pursue voice acting after wrapping up a 6-1, 6-3 win over Madison Brengle.

“I’m serious,” she said as she shook Greene’s hand.

When the official asked if she meant he should give up umpiring, the Roland Garros runner-up was unsurprisingly pragmatic.

“Well, for extra money on the side,” she said. You sound like a cartoon character—in a good way! You have the most satisfying voice.”

That’s no idle compliment from Gauff, who has long shared her passion for anime on her official Instagram page and even cosplayed as Katara from Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Gauff has honed her own voice on and off the court through what has been three short years on the pro level, reaching her first Grand Slam final in Paris earlier this spring.

The 18-year-old has reached the quarterfinals or better in three of her last four tournaments, and will next face reigning Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina for a spot in the third round.