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

The United States of America, USA, has welcomed another tennis sensation in the form of young prodigy Coco Gauff, who has now become the youngest Grand Slam champion since the legendary Serena Williams.

In a remarkable achievement, tennis sensation Coco Gauff has secured her place among Grand Slam winners by claiming victory at the 2023 US Open.

Gauff exhibited her remarkable resilience by overcoming a one-set deficit to defeat Aryna Sabalenka with a scoreline of 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 in a thrilling US Open final that took place late on Saturday night. This triumph marked Gauff’s first Grand Slam title at the tender age of 19.


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.


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.


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.

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.