OVERNIGHT TENNIS SENSATION TOOK IN NEW YORK CITY WITH A TRIP TO THE TIMES SQUARE, SEEING THE LION KING ON BROADWAY, THE TENNIS WORLD NOW WAITING TO SEE WHAT COCO SERVES UP NEXT. WE’RE SO HAPPY TO HAVE YOU.>>COCO, COCO, COCO.>>WE ARE ALL HUGE FANS, IF YOU CAN’T TELL. HOW ARE YOU FEELING, I MEAN, CAN YOU BELIEVE THE SUMMER YOU JUST HAD?>>DEFINITELY ONE OF THE BEST SUMMERS EVER, SO I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT I WOULD DO THIS SUMMER, BUT DEFINITELY THAT MADE THE BEST SUMMER I’VE EVER HAD.>>HOW HAS YOUR LIFE CHANGED SINCE BEING THRUST INTO THE SPOTLIGHT?>>IT’S CHANGED A LOT. I’M GETTING A RECOGNIZE ADD LOT MORE, AND PEOPLE ALWAYS COME UP TO ME SAYING I INSPIRE THEM AND THAT MEANS A LOT TO ME, IT’S SPECIAL TO KNOW THAT I CAN AFFECT SOMEONE’S LIFE IN SOME WAY.>>AND YOU ARE AFFECTING LIVES LIKE MICHELLE OBAMA, JADEN SMITH, THEY SHOW THEIR SUPPORT FOR YOU. THAT’S GOT TO BE SURREAL.>>I TRY TO PLAY IT COOL BUT INSIDE I’M REALLY FAN GIRLING SO HARD.>>WHO DID YOU FREAK OUT THE MOST OVER WHEN YOU SAW THEM TWEET YOU.>>JAMES SMITH.>>I NEVER WOULD EXPECT THAT. I DON’T KNOW, I JUST WAS SCREAMING, BUT EVEN JADEN SMITH I WAS SCREAMING. WE WENT TO HIS CONCERT, AND I GOT TO MEET HIM, AND THEY SURPRISED ME, ACTUALLY, I HAD NO IDEA I WAS GOING. MY HEART WAS BEATING SO FAST.>>DID YOU PLAY IT COOL?>>YEAH, I PLAYED IT COOL.>>THOUSAND DO YOU BALANCE, MY MOM WAS CLOSE WITH JENNIFER CAPRIAOT’S MOM, AND I COULDN’T BELIEVE WHAT A BEAST SHE WAS ON THE COURT, A GLADIATOR, SO TALENTED IN AN ADULT WORLD. HOW DO YOU BALANCE THAT DEMAND OF BEING AN ADULT BUT JUST BEING 15.>>I THINK MY PARENTS PREPARED ME WELL FOR THIS, MAYBE BECAUSE I’M THE OLDEST, I DON’T KNOW, BUT I FEEL LIKE I TAKE IT DAY BY DAY AND HAVE FUN AND BE MYSELF, AND WHATEVER HAPPENS, HAPPENS.>>I’M GLAD YOU WENT TO SEE JADEN SMITH LAST NIGHT.>>YOUR PARENTS ARE HERE, BY THE WAY, MOM AND DAD, GOOD MORNING.>>GOOD MORNING.>>I LOVE WATCHING THEM WATCHING YOU.>>YEAH, THEY’RE DEFINITELY MORE ENTERTAINING THAN THE MATCH.>>I WANT TO HEAR WHAT YOUR PARENTS THOUGHT, YOU GUYS, THAT MOMENT WHEN NAOMI OSAKA SINGLED YOU GUYS OUT, I THINK WAS MAYBE ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS OF ALL, AND TALKED ABOUT HOW GREAT YOU RAISED YOUR DAUGHTER, CAN YOU JUST TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT’S IN THE WATER AT YOUR HOUSE, WHAT’S GOING ON OVER THERE?>>I THINK IT TAKES A VILLAGE, SO IT’S NOT JUST, HER PARENTS AND EVERYBODY IN THE COMMUNITY REALLY SHOWING US SUPPORT. WHEN NAOMI DID THAT, IT’S A REFLECTION OF THE SUPPORT WE HAVE SEEN HER GROWING UP IN TRAINING FOR MANY YEARS. HAPPY TO SEE BOTH OF THEM HAVE THAT MOMENT.>>CAN YOU RELAX A TINY BIT, WE LIVE AND DIE WATCHING YOU IN THE STANDS WATCHING COCO ON THE COURT.>>I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO SOME DOWN TIME, AND ALSO SPEND SOME TIME WITH MY OTHER TWO CHILDREN.>>YEAH. THAT MOMENT WITH NAOMI WAS SO SPECIAL AND SO UNEXPECTED AND I’M SURE YOU FELT LIKE WHAT DO I DO, DO I GO OUT THERE, DO I NOT, WHAT WAS GOING THROUGH YOUR MIND AT THAT NOMOMENT?>>I WANTED TO LEAVE THE COURT BECAUSE I LOST, AND SHE WAS LIKE, NO, COME WITH ME. I WAS SHOCKED BECAUSE NO ONE EVER DOES THAT.>>DID YOU KNOW HER WELL BEFORE THAT?>>I MEAN, WE KNEW EACH OTHER, BUT NOT LIKE TOO WELL, OBVIOUSLY NOW WE TALK A LOT MORE AFTER THAT MOMENT, BUT LIKE I COULDN’T THANK HER ENOUGH, AND I WAS SHOCKED, AND IT WAS AN EMOTIONAL MOMENT. GOOD AND BAD EMOTIONS.>>WHAT’S NEXT, WHERE’S THE NEXT STOP.>>I’M PLAYING TWO TOURNAMENTS IN OCTOBER, AND PRESEASON, TRAIN FOR 2020.>>YOU HAVE ONE MORE STOP, THOUGH, YOU’RE STOPPING ON THE PLAZA BECAUSE WE KNOW YOU LOVE MEGHAN TRAINOR, SHE’S ONE OF YOUR GIRLS.>>I SEE THAT SHE’S PERFORMING, I FOUND OUT, AND I WAS EXCITED.>>I ALSO LOVE HOW COCO IS LIKE, IS IT OKAY IF I GO OUTSIDE. YES, WHEREVER YOU WANT.>>MEGHAN TRAINOR IS GOING TO WANT TO MEET

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