Coco Gauff and Caty McNally Pull off Their First Title at Citi Open 2019

Published 08/03/2019, 7:17 PM EDT
Coco Gauff and Caty McNally

The 15-year-old kid Cori Coco Gauff must have lost her opening round match at Citi Open 2019 to Zarina Diyas, but she doesn’t go back home empty-handed. The phenom, Coco in tandem with the 17-year-old American, Caty McNally has lifted up the doubles title in Washington DC. The American girls, Coco Gauff and Caty McNally defeated Fanny Stollar and Maria Sanchez 6-2, 6-2.

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They to pull off their first professional title together in the American capital and it was their first professional tournament as a duo. They came up with flourishing results in presence of their home crowd. A packed stadium enjoyed the quick match which the American ladies had put up and with Coco’s team dominating the encounter in the first set multiplied the joy of the audience.

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Coco Gauff and Caty McNally dropped one service game in the opening set and later sealed it comfortably.

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The American teenagers bolted to take a 2-0 lead in the second set and they opened the set, but the Hungarian-American pair broke them back at 2-1. Nevertheless, slamming winners and a few aces, Coco’s team was successful in taking a 4-2 lead. Gauff’s serves were phenomenal in the match and they bolstered their lead by 5-2 and later closed out the match one the fourth-seeded pair, Stoller and Sanchez’s serve. 

Coco Gauff and Caty McNally

On the junior circuit, the American pair won the US Open girls doubles in the year 2018 and less than a year later, Coco Gauff and Caty McNally clinch their first professional victory.

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Gauff and McNally

In the singles sector, McNally usurped the Taiwanese, Hsieh Su-Wei, 6-4, 6-3, in the quarterfinals, but lost her semifinal match to Camila Giorgi. Before their final match, Coco Gauff and McNally eliminated the third-seeded pair of the tournament in the semifinals.

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Mahalakshmi Murali

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Mahalakshmi Murali joined EssentiallySports in 2018 as a tennis author and has gone on to pen more than 1800 engaging articles, probing into various aspects of the sport and its illustrious players. With her expertise on the sport, Mahalakshmi has interviewed stalwarts from the sport such as Serena WIlliams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou and Kevin Anderson’s physio, Carlos Costa. Equipped with her vast experience and a keen understanding of the sport, Mahalakshmi now co-heads the tennis department.

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