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Coco Gauff wins her first U.S Open Tennis Championships title

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Coco Gauff became the first American teenager to win a women’s singles U.S Open Tennis Championships title since Serena Williams on Sept. 9,. 

Gauff won with a 2-6, 6-3 and 6-2 victory over Aryna Sabalenka.

Gauff has been a rising star in the tennis world since she first stepped on the court at six years old

At 15, Gauff became the youngest person to qualify for the Wimbledon main draw, losing to the eventual winner, Simona Halep, in the fourth round.

Gauff’s first day at the U.S Open began with a rocky start, with complaints that her opponent Laura Siegemund was taking too long in between points and never seemed ready to serve. 

During the third set of the game, Gauff engaged in a conversation with chair umpire Marijana Veljovic that has since gone viral.

During the conversation, Gauff could be heard complaining to the umpire that Veljovic should have been issued multiple time violations for her actions but had only been issued one. As Gauff continued to express her frustrations, the crowd began to cheer her on.

Gauff’s second game against Mirra Andreeva was considered a battle of emerging young talent in tennis, with Andreeva being 16-years-old. Despite Andreeva’s strong start to the game that resulted in Gauff hitting a low backhand in the net at break point, Gauff won the first two sets and the match.

Gauff seemed to begin her third game frustrated and no longer had the calm composure that she had exhibited in her previous two matches. However, Gauff dug deep and showed how eager she was for the win. After losing the first set 3-6 to Elise Mertens, Gauff ended the match on a high.

Gauff’s fourth game was against Caroline Wozniacki, who was making her long awaited return to competitive tennis after leaving three and a half years ago. Having previously spent 71 weeks as the world’s number one player, Wozniacki was confident in her ability to win the U.S Open. 

This would have been a very real reality as Gauff expressed being continuously distracted by the commentary and advice her Coach Brad Gilbert was attempting to give. Gauff won the match, 3-6, 6-3 and 1-6.

Gauff faced Jeļena Ostapenko in the quarter finals. The first set was a clean win for Gauff and she won the match in the second set.

The semi-finals match solidified Gauff’s place as the fan favorite for this year’s U.S Open. Both players gave the match their all, but ultimately, Gauff triumphed and moved onto the final match.

This is just the beginning of Gauff’s tennis career and fans remain excited to see what else lies ahead for the young athlete.

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