Coco Gauff put aside a so-so get started and surged to her first Grand Slam name at age 19, coming again to defeat Aryna Sabalenka 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 within the U.S. Open ultimate on Saturday to the pride of a raucous crowd that used to be loud from begin to end.
Gauff, who’s from Florida, is the primary American teen to win the rustic’s primary tennis event since Serena Williams in 1999. If ultimate yr’s U.S. Open used to be all about pronouncing good-bye to Williams as she competed for the general time, this yr’s two weeks in New York changed into a “Welcome to the massive time!” for Gauff.
That is one of these triumph that had — somewhat or now not — been anticipated of Gauff ever since she burst onto the scene at 15 by way of changing into the youngest qualifier in Wimbledon historical past and making it to the fourth spherical in her Grand Slam debut in 2019.
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