US Open 2023: American Teen Sensation Coco Gauff Clinches Maiden Grand Slam Title

Rozana Spokesman


19-Year-Old Gauff Stages Remarkable Comeback to Triumph Over Sabalenka

Tennis Player Coco Gauff

NEW-YORK: In a stunning display of resilience and talent, 19-year-old American tennis sensation Coco Gauff captured her first-ever Grand Slam title by defeating Aryna Sabalenka in a thrilling women's singles final at the US Open. Gauff, hailing from Florida, overcame a shaky start to triumph with a scoreline of 2-6, 6-3, 6-2. Despite her defeat, Aryna Sabalenka, who was ranked second in the tournament, is poised to ascend to the coveted world number one spot in the upcoming WTA rankings set to release on Monday.

Following her remarkable victory, the sixth-seeded Gauff shared her elation, stating, "I'm full of joy right now and a little bit relieved. To be honest, this time I wanted to win not for others but for myself." Gauff's win marks a significant milestone as she becomes the first American teenager to claim the women's singles title at a Grand Slam tournament since Serena Williams achieved the feat in 1999.

The high-profile final garnered attention from celebrities, with former US President Barack Obama among those in attendance. President Obama extended his congratulations to the young tennis prodigy following the match.

Notably, Coco Gauff's triumphant moment was celebrated with the presentation of a gleaming trophy and a substantial prize purse of $3 million. The winner of the men's singles final, a highly anticipated clash between Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev, will also be awarded the same generous prize money.