America’s rising star, Coco Gauff recently uplifted her performance on WTA circuit by pulling off her first title in Linz and now Gauff joins her legendary compatriots, Andy Roddick, Mark Knowles, Tommy Haas, and James Blake at the first-ever Baha Mar Cup in the Bahamas on November 7, 2019.
It is a three-day fund-raising event is dedicated to the Hurricane Dorian victims. “I am proud to join the global tennis community for a weekend of exceptional tennis at Baha Mar, which will directly benefit relief and rebuilding efforts for those affected by Hurricane Dorian,” said Coco Gauff.
On Sunday, Gauff created history by pulling off her first WTA title at Linz Open 2019. The 15-year-old, Coco Gauff was the lucky loser in the tournament as she earned a spot in the main draw after Maria Sakkari withdrew due to a wrist injury.
She defeated the French Open 2017 champion, Jelena Ostapenko in the finals and en route to the finals, Coco Gauff received the first top-ten victory of her career by defeating Kiki Bertens in straight sets.
“This year has been a whirlwind, and I guess this is a cherry on top,” said Gauff. “Last week was great. I definitely didn’t expect it, considering I got in as a lucky loser. At the beginning of this year, I never thought that around this time, I’d be winning my first title. I’ve accomplished all my goals this year that I wanted to do. Winning a title wasn’t on my list this year, but I’m glad it happened.”
After playing roughly ten matches (singles and doubles) in Austria, she flew to Luxembourg for another WTA tournament. She earned a main draw spot after Angelique Kerber withdrew due to an ankle injury.
On Wednesday, in Luxembourg Coco Gauff was knocked out from the opening round. She was defeated in straight sets by Anna Blinkova. This year she entered the tennis season as World Number 685 and now, after her Linz Open triumph, the 15-year-old, Gauff is ranked 71st in the world.