U.S. tennis player Coco Gauff wins U.S. Open women's singles tournament
Monday, September 11, 2023
After winning the match, Gauff said, "I feel like I'm a little bit in shock in this moment". She added, "I'm just thankful for this moment, I don't have any words for it, to be honest".
Before Gauff, 19, the last U.S. teenager to play in the U.S. Open women's final was Serena Williams, then 19, who played her older sister in 2001, and Gauff was the first to win since the younger Williams sister in 1999.
On Tuesday, Gauff had defeated Latvia in two sets, 6–0 and 6–2, advancing her to the semifinals to play Czechian player . Thursday, Gauff defeated Muchová, again across two sets, moving her to Saturday's final.from
Sabalenka, 25, played the U.S. Open semifinals last year and 2021 and first took a career Grand Slam title at this January's.
After the match, Sabalenka said, "I'm most proud that I was able to most of the times handle my emotions pretty well and focus on myself, not on the ranking". She said of her match, "Today on the court, I was overthinking and I was missing ... balls I shouldn't be missing".
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- Howard Fendrich. "Coco Gauff wins the US Open for her first Grand Slam title at age 19 by defeating Aryna Sabalenka" — , September 9, 2023
- Howard Fendrich (Associated Press). "Coco Gauff reaches her first US Open semifinal at age 19 by beating Jelena Ostapenko" — , September 5, 2023