Coco Gauff Holds Back Tears Upon Reaching US Open 2021 Finals, Joins Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez

Published 09/10/2021, 4:30 PM EDT
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 26: Coco Gauff of the United States looks on during her Women’s Singles fourth round match against Sofia Kenin of the United States on day seven of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 26, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Kelly Defina/Getty Images)


Coco Gauff and her partner, Caty McNally recently advanced to the finals of the US Open 2021. Playing against Brazil’s Luisa Stefani and Canada’s Gabriela Dabrowski in the semis, the pair got a walkover as Stefani suffered a leg injury. The scoreline of the match was 6-6 when the incident took place.

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In the post-match interview, Coco Gauff was nearly in tears. Even though she was happy that she won the match and is now one step away from winning the US Open 2021 title along with Caty McNally, she was feeling really bad for Luisa Stefani. She even said that she hates to win in such a manner.

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During the first set, Stefani actually twisted her ankle and fell on the court. It looked like a serious injury in the beginning itself and later, she announced that she would not be able to play the match- giving the walkover to Gauff and McNally.

Interestingly, Gauff showed some excellent piece of character and sportsmanship on the court. Although she was on cloud nine after her victory, she tried her best to make sure that her opponent feels well. Intriguingly, she is the third teenager to reach the US Open 2021 finals this year after 18-year-old Emma Raducanu and 19-year-old Leylah Fernandez.

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Coco Gauff and Caty McNally will face Samantha Stosur and Zhang Shuai in the finals of the US Open 2021

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After playing so well in the doubles category, Coco Gauff is finally in the finals of the US Open 2021. She has shown brilliant co-ordination with her partner, Caty McNally, on the court. Interestingly, the pair is yet to drop a set at the Grand Slam.

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

After their walkover against Stefani and Dabrowski, Gauff and McNally will now face Stosur and Shuai for the US Open 2021 title on Sunday. The two have also not lost a single set at the major so far and can prove to be a great threat for the American pair.

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Fans have huge expectations from both Gauff and McNally. In addition, the crowd will be supporting them with all its might when the two will step on the Arthur Ashe Stadium on Sunday. Will they be able to lift the title in New York this year?

Also Read: Coco Gauff and Team Reach Finals as Opponent Encounters an Unfortunate Situation at US Open 2021

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Anshul Singh

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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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