Coco Gauff: 19-year-old wins US Open, becomes youngest American Grand Slam winner in 24 years

A dream come true for Coco Gauff as she lifts her first-ever Grand Slam. (Photo Credit: US Open/X, Pulse Sports collage.)

Coco Gauff: 19-year-old wins US Open, becomes youngest American Grand Slam winner in 24 years

Izuchukwu Akawor 01:32 - 10.09.2023

The United States of America, USA, has another Tennis sensational after youngster Coco Gauff became the youngest Grand Slam winner since legend Serena Williams.

Tennis sensation Coco Gauff has joined the list of Grand Slam winners after she was crowned champion of the 2023 US Open. 

Gauff came from a set down to see off Aryna Sabalenka two sets to one to pick up her first Grand Slam title at the age of 19. 

She defeated Sabalenka 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the US Open final late on Saturday night. 

Coco vs Sabalenka

Belarusian superstar came into the US Open final as the favourite for the title having won the Australian Open earlier this year. 

It was no surprise that the 25-year-old started in blistering fashion as she blew Coco away to take the opening set 2-6. 

Aryna Sabalenka
Aryna Sabalenka started the US open final in fine form but fell off. (Photo Credit: Imago)

But despite boasting a 23-2 record at major tournaments this year, she was unable to stop the rampaging US sensation from a historic comeback and win. 

Gauff overcame the stormy start to take the next two sets en route to her first-ever major Grand Slam title. 

Coco Gauff
An emotional Coco Gauff could not believe what she had achieved as she broke down after the win. (Photo Credit: US Open/X)

What the result means

In what was only her second major final after she finished runner-up in the French Open last year, the sixth-seeded Gauff learnt from that experience and used it to join a legend of the game.

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

With her win against Sabalenka, the youngster becomes the youngest American to win a Grand Slam since the legendary Williams achieved the feat in 1999 as a 17-year-old. 

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