• Fri. Jul 19th, 2024

Coco Gauff Defeats Aryna Sabalenka, Crowned US Open WTA Champion.

Coco Gauff rallied from a set down to claim a stunning success over Aryna Sabalenka in the US Open women’s singles finals. Motivated by a supporting crowd at the Flushing Meadows in New York, Gauff weathered an early storm before taking control to claim her first Grand Slam title against Sabalenka who will become the new world Number one on Monday.


The American became the first teenager to reach the women’s singles final in New York since Serena Williams in 2001 and made the most of her opportunity as she withstood an early The American became the first teenager to reach the women’s singles final in New York since Serena Williams in 2001 and made the most of her opportunity as she withstood an early incursion to win 2-6 6-3 6-2.

For Sabalenka, though it was a tough loss to swallow, the Belarusian’s consolation is the fact that she will be the new world number one on Monday after a remarkably consistent year. During this period, she won the Australian Open and reached the semi-finals in Paris and at Wimbledon.

In her post-victory interview Gauff said, “It means so much to me, I feel like I’m a little bit in shock in this moment. That French Open loss was a heartbreak for me but I realised God puts you through tribulations and trials and this makes this moment even sweeter than I could imagine.”
“[My faith] has been so important. I don’t pray for results, I just ask that I get the strength to give it my all and whatever happens, happens.

“I’m so blessed in this life so I’m just thankful for this moment, I don’t have any words for it to be honest.”

Meanwhile, the men’s Final between Novak Djokovic and Danil Medvedev holds today by 9pm.

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