Ashleigh Plumptre: Super Falcons defender celebrates 'unreal' US Open Champion Coco Gauff

Ashleigh Plumptre reacts to Coco Gauff;s historic win. (Photo Credit: Imago, US Open/X, and Pulse Sports collage.)

Ashleigh Plumptre: Super Falcons defender celebrates 'unreal' US Open Champion Coco Gauff

12:04 - 11.09.2023

Ashleigh Plumptre was one of those who watched Coco Gauff's impressive and historic win against Aryna Sabalenka in the US Open final.

Nigerian defender Ashleigh Plumptre was one of those who reacted to the historic performance of United States Tennis star Coco Gauff

Coco Gauff joined the list of grand slam winners after an incredible win in the US Open final on Saturday. 

Gauff came from behind to beat favourite Aryna Sabalenka 2-6 6-3 6-2 to claim her first-ever grand slam.

Coco joins exclusive list

As reported by Pulse Sports, the remarkable display from the youngster saw her join a list that includes some greats in the sport.

Coco Gauff
Coco Gauff savors the moment with her beautiful trophy. (Photo Credit: US Open/X)

The 19-year-old became the youngest American to win any Grand Slam title since compatriot and legend Serena Williams in 1999.

Also, she is now the 10th teenager to ever lift the US Open in the history of the competition.

Coco Gauff
An emotional moment for Coco Gauff at the US Open. (Photo Credit: US Open/X)

She joins a group that includes (Serena) Williams, Tracy Austin, Stefanie Graf, Monica Seles, Martina Hingis, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Maria Sharapova, Bianca Andreescu and Emma Raducanu. 

Plumptre reacts

Following the impressive display and win, Nigeria Super Falcons star, Plumptre, joined the world to celebrate Coco’s feat.

Ashleigh Plumptre enjoyed that performance from Coco. (Photo Credit: Plumptre/Instagram

The former Leicester City defender took to her Instagram account to react with a very simple message for the latest champion.

“Unreal,” Plumptre posted on her Instagram stories as monitored by Pulse Sports hours after Coco sealed her first slam.

Ashleigh Plumptre's reaction on her IG stories. (Photo Credit: Plumptre/Instagram)

Plumptre was one of Nigeria’s best performers at the recently concluded ninth FIFA Women’s World Cup, FIFAWWC.

The tournament which was co-hosted by New Zealand and Australia saw the Super Falcons make it to the round of 16 before bowing out despite a brave battle against eventual runners-up, England.

Ashleigh Plumptre won 11 of 14 attempted aerial duels against England | Photo Credit: Imago

Plumptre played a key role in Nigeria’s impressive outing, helping Nigeria keep three clean sheets in four matches while she reserved her best performance for the Lionesses of England, the country of her birth. 

The 25-year-old is currently looking for a new club after her contract at Leicester expired in the summer. 

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