Coco Gauff Achieves Career-High Ranking After US Open 2021, Breaks Into the List of Top-20

Published 09/13/2021, 2:59 PM EDT
Aug 30, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Coco Gauff of the United States reacts after winning a first round match against Magda Linette of Poland on day one of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports


Coco Gauff and her partner, Caty McNally, ended up as the runners-up of the US Open 2021 in the doubles category. Even though the two played some really great tennis, they failed to finish on the winning side- losing to Samantha Stosur and Zhang Shuai in the finals in three sets.

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Even though Coco Gauff failed to leave a mark in the singles category at the US Open 2021, there is some great news coming for her and her fans. Despite losing to Sloane Stephens in the second round, she achieved her career-high rankings after the Grand Slam.

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Gauff is now the new World No.19 player as she climbed four positions after her performance at the US Open 2021. It is for the first time that she has broken into the list of the top 20 WTA players. Interestingly, she is just 17-years-old right now and can go even higher if she continues to play with the same kind of momentum.

Other than her, two other teenagers, Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez, have gained a huge sum of WTA points. While Raducanu jumped 127 places and is the new World No.23 player, Fernandez climbed 45 spots and is at the 28th spot in the rankings now.

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Coco Gauff in the 2021 tennis season

It has been a topsy-turvy season for Gauff so far. Even though she failed to win a Grand Slam title, she did quite a few upsets that really impressed the fans.

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Aug 30, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Coco Gauff of the United States hits to Magda Linette of Poland on day one of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

Although the young American player had a disappointing hard-court season, she emerged as a really tough player on clay. She won the twin-titles at the WTA Parma Open 2021, reached the quarters of the Charleston Open, and then finished as one of the semi-finalists at the Italian Open 2021. She continued her dream run and even reached the quarter-finals of the French Open 2021 before losing to Barbora Krejcikova.

Since then, Gauff has played a couple of quarter-finals and has given some tough competition to her opponents. Fans still have really high expectations from her and want her to perform well at the upcoming Masters tournaments. Will she be able to end the year among the top 10 WTA players?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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