Serena Williams has therefore perhaps found a real heiress. For Coco Gauff, the teenager from Delray Beach, this US Open title is not only her sixth WTA title, but above all her first, presumably of many, title in a Slams in her career.Gauff thus crowns a memorable North American swing, with 18 victories out of 19 games and with titles also in Washington and Cincinnati.
Triumphing at home at the US Open, however, is a completely different emotion.Brad Gilbert and Pere Riba managed, in a very short time, to bring out all the latent talent of the young American. Washington, Cincinnati and the US Open are a historic achievement, which is also worth a prize money of $3 million.So, Coco Gauff won the 2023 edition of the US Open in New York!
In the final, the nineteen-year-old American tennis player defeated the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, new number 1 in the world ranking, with the final score of 2-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Sabalenka breaks down in tears but she mocks the crowd!
For Gauff, who will now become number 3 in the world, it is the first victory in a Grand Slam tournament. The young star of world tennis literally made the whole crowd go crazy with joy on the Arthur Ashe Stadium, which was here for her to support her throughout the final.Sabalenka wins the first set 6-2.
The match seemed entirely on the Belarusian’s side, but after missing a chance at the start of the second she suffered a comeback from Gauff. Coco plays very fast tennis, emulating what his young SUP colleague Carlos Alcaraz has often done, closing the second set 6-3 and rebalancing the match.The American plays an amazing third set, going 4-0, and then closing 6-2.
Coco Gauff won the US Open and will rise to number 3 in the ranking, while Sabalenka, who won the Australian Open this year, will be the new no.1 in the WTA ranking.The new number one in women’s tennis struggled to hold back tears in the on court interview, saying ironically with amusement towards the crowd that applauded her: “You guys could’ve supported like this during the match!”Below the video of the on court interview granted by Sabalenka and shared on X by The Tennis Letter account:
Aryna Sabalenka after losing to Coco Gauff