BRILLIANT! Coco Gauff Completes an Incredible Title Sweep After Maria Sharapova Following Doubles Win at WTA Parma 2021

Published 05/22/2021, 12:33 PM EDT
Coco Gauff of the United States celebrates after winning match point during her Women’s Singles third round match against Naomi Osaka of Japan day five of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 24, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)


Coco Gauff, the American teenage sensation, registered a remarkable victory by winning the singles title at the Emilia-Romagna Open as she defeated Qiang Wang in straight sets 6-1, 6-3.

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Coco Gauff defeated Qiang Wang to win the WTA Parma Open 2021

The young American didn’t give any chance for Wang to bounce back at any point during the match. Even though Gauff made six double-faults in the entire match, she maintained a high percentage of points won on both first and second serves.

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Also, Gauff saved all the four break-points against her. The American made sure to rise her clutch game when it mattered the most. Wang didn’t play aggressive enough from the baseline to trouble Gauff.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 20: Coco Gauff of the United States of America plays a backhand during her Women’s Singles first round match against Venus Williams of the United States of America on day one of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 20, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)
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In the end, it was an easy but historic victory for the American as she continues her phenomenal run on the red-dirt this year with 12 wins and just 3 losses.

Immediately after the singles match, Gauff also played the doubles finals along with Caty McNally. The duo played against the number two seeds Andreja Klepac and Darija Jurak.

If the American manages to win the doubles match, she would become the first since Maria Sharapova to win both singles and doubles titles at a single tournament. The legendary Russian achieved this feat at Birmingham Open as a teenager aged just 17.

Gauff sweeps the doubles title and achieved an incredible feat after Maria Sharapova

In the doubles final, both Gauff and McNally look worn out in the first few games as they were down 0-3 in no time. Just when the first set was about to slip away from their hands, the American pair displayed absolute domination and won the next six games to clinch the set, 6-3.

The American duo continued their domination even in the second set as they won two break points to get a quick 4-1 lead. But, Klepac and Jurak managed to compensate one break point.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 01: Cori Gauff of the United States celebrates victory after her Ladies’ Singles first round match against Venus Williams of The United States during Day one of The Championships – Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 01, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

But, Gauff’s aggression proved worthwhile as they broke Klepac’s serve once again in the seventh game and served for the match. The duo won the finals in an emphatic manner 6-3,6-2.

It has been a phenomenal week for Coco Gauff as she became the first young woman since Maria Sharapova to win both singles and doubles title at a WTA tournament.

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With this victory, the young American becomes one of the prime contenders for the upcoming French Open along with other stars like Ashleigh Barty, Iga Swiatek, Aryna Sabalenka, and Elina Svitolina.

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Sagar Ashtakoula

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Having developed an interest in creating content, he mixed his passion for writing with his love for tennis for 2 years at SportsKeeda before joining the tennis team at EssentiallySports.

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