American tennis star Cori Gauff offered prayers for NFL star Dummer Hamlin, who suffered a cardiac arrest on the field. In the nationally televised game, Buffalo his Bills safety Hamlin fell on the field after colliding with Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver He tee Higgins.
Hamlin’s heartbeat was restored by emergency medical staff and the NFL star was taken to the hospital. The Bills released a statement saying Hamlin was sedated and in critical condition. “My prayers go out to Damar and his family.
We wish him a full and safe recovery. It’s bigger than sports and we should all continue to surround him and his family with prayers and positivity,” Gauff wrote on Twitter.
Sending prayers to Damar and his family ❤️ We wish him a full and safe recovery.
It’s bigger than sports…we should all continue to surround him and his family with prayers and positivity🙏🏾 — Coco Gauff (@CocoGauff) January 3, 2023
Gauff in action for Auckland
Gauff, meanwhile, started the 2023 season on Tuesday.
No. 1 seed Gauff defeated Tatiana Maria 6-4, 6-1 in the opening match of the ASB Classic in Auckland. Gauff got off to an early start to the match, with back-to-back breaks giving her an early 4-0 lead. 2 Her 2022 Wimbledon semi-finalist Maria, who had her breakdown, responded with two breaks, tying her sets to her four matches apiece.
But the two breaks didn’t affect Gauff. Gauff broke Maria again in the 10th game. After winning the first set, Gauff made consecutive breaks and he started the second set with a 5-0 lead.
in the seventh game. Gauff serves out. “She knows she’s a tricky player. Especially in these conditions, she didn’t think it would be an easy match and it wasn’t. She’s mentally staying there. I’m glad I was able to do it.
I try not to put too much pressure on the first match. [of the year], but obviously it gives you confidence. When you win your first match, it’s a relief because no one wants to lose,” Gauff said after beating Maria.