68-Min Whirlwind Coco Gauff Dominance Proves She Is the Right Tennis Heir to Serena Williams as She Amps Up America’s Hopes by Bagging a ‘Teenage’ Record

Published 09/05/2023, 2:17 PM EDT

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In the exciting world of tennis, where unforgettable moments are made, a remarkable story is unfolding. The 19-year-old tennis sensation, Coco Gauff, has taken all the limelight at the 2023 US Open. Armed with just a tennis racket, immense determination, and a burning desire to win, she made history in her quarterfinals clash against the much-experienced Jelena Ostapenko.

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As the title and the scoreline of 6-0, 6-2 suggests, Gauff had a very quick win for a Week 2 match at NYC. However, there is another fun fact about Gauff’s win.

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At the 2023 US Open, Coco Gauff faced off against the 20th seed, Jelena Ostapenko, in a high-stakes quarterfinal match. The two had a history of evenly matched encounters, with Ostapenko having claimed victory in their last meeting at the Australian Open. But this time, Gauff had a different plan, a different persona and a different coach.

After overpowering the Latvian star, Gauff became the first American teenager to reach the US Open semifinals since Serena Williams in 2001.

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Gauff’s achievement is more than just a statistic; it’s a torch-passing moment that signifies the continuation of American tennis excellence. Gauff mentioned once that there is no youngster in the WTA that can hold the mantle of Serena Williams and lead just yet. However, the trajectory of the 19-year-old looks awfully close to the same lines as that of the 23x Grand Slam Champion.

Gauff’s next challenge at the US Open

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As the tennis world continues to buzz with excitement over Coco Gauff’s historic victory, all eyes are now on her upcoming semi-final clash. On Thursday, the rising American star will take on either Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic or Romania’s Sorana Cirstea. It’s a moment that Gauff has been diligently working towards, and it promises to be another thrilling chapter in her journey.

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Gauff, reflecting on her stellar performance, shared, “I was trying my best to be aggressive when I could. She [Ostapenko] has had a great tournament, and I speak and get along with her well off the court.” She also mentioned that she’s been working on improving her offensive game, stating, “The defense has always been there, but I’ve been improving my offense, and that’s showing on the court.”

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As Coco Gauff prepares for her semi-final showdown, her journey continues to captivate the tennis world. With each match, she’s proving that she’s not just a rising star; she’s a force to be reckoned with.

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Ansh Tandon

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Ansh Tandon is a Tennis Writer at EssentiallySports. Ansh received his undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication and has been working in content creation for 2+ years. Before Ansh stepped into sports journalism, he was a professional tennis player, honing his skills in national level tournaments for the past 12 years as an active AITA athlete.
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