Who is Emma Navarro? All about the American Woman who beat Coco Gauff

Who is Emma Navarro? Discover the rising American tennis player who recently defeated Coco Gauff in a stunning match. Learn more on PINKVILLA.

Updated on Jul 09, 2024  |  12:48 AM IST |  64.3K
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The United States, a fertile ground for budding tennis talents, has a fresh sensation to watch - Emma Navarro. The 23-year-old ace has swiftly made her mark on the senior tour, even making her way to this year's Wimbledon quarter-finals.

Navarro emphasized her rising stature by overcoming reigning US Open champion, Coco Gauff, with an unblemished straight-set victory, 6-4 6-3, in the fourth round on Sunday, thus extending her grand slam run. Join us as we delve into the journey of this rising tennis star, Emma Navarro.

Who is Emma Navarro?

Emma Navarro, a 23-year-old tennis professional hailing from the United States, has carved out an impressive reputation in the tennis world since debuting in 2024. Born on May 18, 2001, in New York City, she is the proud daughter of billionaire, Ben Navarro, and spent her childhood years in Charleston, South Carolina.

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From 2020 to 2022, Navarro honed her tennis skills at the University of Virginia. As a freshman, she clinched the NCAA Singles Championship title in 2021 and made her transition into the professional sphere in 2022. She catapulted her career hitting a personal best in singles, securing the No. 17 spot in June 2024.

The year 2023 bore witness to Navarro's astounding rise, marking her debut in her first WTA semifinal and concluding the year with an impressive rank of 38. By 2024, she bagged her first-ever WTA singles title at the Hobart International and defeated top-ranking players like Aryna Sabalenka (No. 2) and Coco Gauff (No. 2).

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On Tuesday, July 9, Wimbledon 2024's quarterfinals will witness a thrilling encounter between Emma Navarro and Jasmine Paolini. This face-off will be their 4th career stand-off with Navarro leading 3-0 in head-to-head. Navarro, the 19th seed, previously made her way to the quarterfinals dispatching the World No. 2 champion Coco Gauff with a scoreline of 6-4, 6-3. Paolini, the French Open's runner-up, earned her ticket to the quarterfinals, succeeding Madison Keys, who had to retire while leading 5-2 in the deciding set of their 4th round match.

Emma Navarro’s Height

At 5 feet 7 inches or 1.70 meters, Emma Navarro stands tall.

Where is Emma Navarro from?

Emma Navarro was born in New York, United States. Her former years, however, were spent in Charleston, South Carolina.

Emma Navarro College

Emma Navarro was a part of the University of Virginia's tennis team from 2020 till 2022. She grabbed the NCAA Singles Championship as a freshman in 2021, marking herself as the second person from Virginia to pull off such a feat. With an impressive 51-3 record, she wrapped up her university journey.

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She held the number one position in the ITA singles ranking in both 2021 and 2022. Both her singles and doubles performances earned her All-American honors four times during her two-year stint with the Cavaliers.

Emma Navarro’s High School

Ashley Hall High School in Charleston, South Carolina was where Emma Navarro completed her high school education.

Emma Navarro’s Siblings

Emma Navarro has a trio of siblings, among which her younger sister, Meggie Navarro, shows potential as an upcoming tennis star.

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Meggie Navarro made a name for herself in tennis at Ashley Hall High School, receiving recognition as an All-Lowcountry First-team honoree for SCISA. Now, she juggles her studies and sports successfully at the University of Virginia, boasting accomplishments in both singles and doubles tennis matches. Meggie took home the victory at the Wahoowa International and marked her debut at No. 5 in dual matches.

The specific details of Emma Navarro's remaining two siblings are not publicly available. However, it is known that parents Ben and Kelly Navarro are parents to four children in total.

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Emma Navarro’s Instagram

Emma Navarro, the American tennis player, maintains her digital presence by possessing an Instagram account, @emma_navarro48.


With a modest count of around 48 posts, she commands a growing follower base of approximately 67.3k.

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