‘Divinity’ Gauff Wins the US Open Tennis Tournament… 10th Out of 10
Come-from-behind victory over Kang server Sabalenka in the final… First American champion in 6 years
Top 10 phenom’ Coco Gauff (6th place, USA) was crowned the women’s singles champion at the US Open,
the last major tennis tournament of the year (total prize money of $65 million, approximately 85.76 billion won).
Gauff defeated Arina Sabalenka (2nd place, Belarus) 2-1 (2-6) in 2 hours and 6 minutes in the women’s singles final on the 13th day of the tournament held at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, USA on the 9th (local time).
He defeated them 6-3 6-2) and lifted the championship trophy. 스포츠토토
Born in 2004, Goff, 19 years old, won his first major championship in his life.
Gauff’s previous best result in a major tournament was a runner-up finish at the French Open last year.
Gauff is the first American player to become the US Open champion in six years since Sloan Stevens (36th place) in 2017.
In addition, he became the 10th player to win the US Open in his teens.
Tracy Austin and Monica Seles have won the title twice in their teens, making it the 12th winner.
Coco Gauff has been attracting attention as a ‘tennis genius’ after passing the preliminaries at Wimbledon in 2019 at the age of 15 years and 122 days, the youngest ever.
After lifting the major trophy for the first time in four years, Lee stood shoulder to shoulder with Sibiontech (1st place, Poland) and Sabalenka as candidates for ‘Next Generation Tennis Empress’.
Gauff receives a winning prize of $3 million (about 4.01 billion won).
Women’s Professional Tennis
She is expected to rise to third place in the Women’s Professional Tennis (WTA) singles rankings.
This is Gauff’s highest personal ranking.
In their previous record against Sabalenka, they were ahead with 4 wins and 2 losses.
Sabalenka, this year’s Australian Open winner, failed to win her second major title.
By advancing to the finals of this competition, Sabalenka has confirmed first place in the rankings that will be announced early next week.
Gauff, who is 175cm tall, is considered to have quick feet and strong stamina as his strengths.
On this day, he neutralized Sabalenka, who had a strong serve, with precise shots and endurance.
Gauff, who was struggling greatly with Sabalenka’s strong attack in the first set, tenaciously fell down when Sabalenka began to make little by little mistakes in the second set.
With the one-sided cheering of the home court fans, the atmosphere clearly shifted towards Goff.
With Sabalenka leading 4-1 in the third set, he complained of pain in his left inner thigh muscle and called a medical timeout, but his flow did not change much after that.
After scoring the championship point with a passing shot, Gauff lay down on the court and shed tears of emotion.
Gauff outscored Arina Sabalenka 19 to 46 in unforced errors.
In the decisive third set, Sabalenka showed a cool attitude, making 16 unforced errors while recording only 2.