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.
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.
— TennisAtlantic (@TennisAtlantic) August 3, 2019
Coco Gauff and Caty McNally dropped one service game in the opening set and later sealed it comfortably.
The 🇺🇸 teens took first set 6-2 vs Sanchez/Stollar. On serve early in second pic.twitter.com/63FGyUeJW6
— Ben Raby (@BenRaby31) August 3, 2019
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.
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.
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.