There’s no way to put in words just how historical Coco Gauff’s victory at the US Open is. She officially became the youngest player to even reach the final since Serena Williams became the youngest champ when she won Wimbledon at 17 in 1999 (an accomplishment Coco herself matched two years ago). Gauff’s emotional outburst following her win, crying as she sank onto the court, echoed with spectators and audiences alike, marking an iconic milestone in her journey.
A Star-Studded Spectator Crowd
The US Open Final saw a star-studded audience, with celebrity names such as Amanda Seyfried, Cara Delevingne, Rachel Brosnahan, and Mindy Kaling. The official US Open account put out a video on TikTok showing the serious intensity on these celebs’ faces as they watched Gauff make history. As Gauff battled it to the end against Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus, the stress and the tears in these stars’ faces echoed what fans all over the world were feeling.
Public Figures Celebrate Coco’s Triumph
Prominent public figures joined in celebrating Coco Gauff’s triumph. Serena Williams, one of the greatest tennis players in history, extended her heartfelt congratulations to Gauff, recognizing the significance of her victory.
Viola Davis and the US Open’s Tribute
Viola Davis shared a touching video that beautifully contrasted Gauff’s first appearance at the US Open at the tender age of 12 with her triumphant moment at 19. The video served as a powerful tribute to Gauff’s remarkable journey and her ability to overcome challenges to reach the pinnacle of the sport. The US Open’s TikTok account echoed this celebratory sentiment by sharing a similar video, further highlighting the widespread recognition and acclaim that Gauff’s victory had garnered.
The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about eidetic memory is probably Sheldon Cooper, a character from the hit series The Big Bang Theory. This character has the superhuman ability to remember every detail of his life that had occurred within his view perfectly. It didn’t matter how fleeting that moment was. Some would call it a photographic memory. But, what’s the difference between the two? Let’s find out.
Photographic Memory Vs Eidetic Memory
As great as these guys may sound, the concept of photographic memory doesn’t exist. It only exists in the cinematic universe. Not a single person in the whole wide world has passed any kind of scientific testing to prove that something like a photographic memory exists. For those who haven’t gotten lost in the movie world yet, eidetic memory is the correct term for someone with good memory. But, it’s a little different from what you’re thinking of. This type of memory is more like when you come across an optical illusion, stare at the squiggles, and you end up seeing an entire image when you close your eyes. It’s a common misconception that this process is voluntary. It’s really the other way round. It takes time for people to recall the subject in order to remember it properly. Even then, it may not have every single detail, unlike how a fictional character, like Sheldon Cooper, can recall things.
Who Tends to Have an Eidetic Memory?
Can You Develop Eidetic Memory?
Unfortunately, the answer to this question is a negative. People are born with this ability and not made. But, don’t lose hope yet. You can train your brain enough to remember things pretty well. The lack of evidence regarding the existence of eidetic memory is the culprit. Maybe once researchers figure that out, you can end up having a super-brain, too.