At the age of 19, American tennis player Coco Gauff played in her second Grand Slam final, winning the US Open on Saturday.
In the decisive confrontation, the young tennis player, who began surprising the tennis world in 2019, at the age of only 15 years, achieved one of her dreams, after defeating Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, the first seed, in three sets.
In two hours and three minutes, Coco Gauff made history, but she started by losing the first set 6-2, under the control of Sabalenka.
In the second set, Gauff responded and partially equalized the score 6-3, and won the third and decisive set 6-2 without losing the first set. Championship point.
Gauff, who lost the 2022 Roland Garros final, her first Grand Slam final, will rise to world number three for the first time, behind future top seed Aryna Sabalenka, in Monday’s update, as will Iga Swiatek, who will rise to world number three. for the first time. He fell to second place. Locally, Gauff surpasses her compatriot Jessica Pegula, who is currently ranked first in the United States.
And on Arthur Ashe Stadium, things started better for Sabalenka, who quickly began to win on Gauff’s serve, confirming her superiority. break With 2-0 on serve. The North American response came when it was submitted break to 2-2, but Sabalenka won the next four games, two of them on serve Adolescence.
In the second group, Gauff improved his level, and advanced 2-1 in his favour break For 3-1 on Sabalenka’s serve and controlled the set until the partial minutes of 6-3.
With an increasingly consistent and powerful performance throughout the match, and good defense against Sabalenka’s attacks, Gauff broke the first two service games against the Belarusian in the third set and reached 4-0. Sabalenka managed to reach the score at 4-1, at which point she called for medical assistance: she was going to come back to break Gauff’s serve and make it 4-2, but the American reciprocated the return serve, making it 5-2 and hitting a shot. Title accounts are at your service, at the first opportunity.
This was followed by tears of a young champion lying on the field and hugs between the finalists.
This achievement also allows Gauff to join Serena Williams (1999) and Tracy Austin (1979 and 1981) on the list. Teenagers American women to win the US Open.
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