Coco Gauff secures first singles title with US Open win

Coco Gauff is the first American teenager to win the US Open since Serena Williams. (Photo sourced from Flickr)
Coco Gauff is the first American teenager to win the US Open since Serena Williams. (Photo sourced from Flickr)

A US Open victory has finally been brought back to the United States. For the first time since 2017 when Sloane Stephens won, 19-year-old American tennis player Coco Gauff made history by securing her first major singles title at the US Open in early September. 

Coco Gauff, whose real name is Cori Gauff, defeated Aryna Sabalenka, ranked number two internationally, in the finals in three sets. Gauff became the first American teenager to win the US Open since one of the greatest tennis players of all time, Serena Williams, did so at age 17. 

Coco Gauff is no stranger to the tennis world, though. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Gauff started playing tennis when she was six and was trained by Patrick Mouratoglou, longtime coach of Serena Williams. 

After securing her US Open victory, Coco Gauff is now ranked third in the world tennis rankings. Right below Gauff, ranked at fourth, is her doubles partner Jessica Pegula. 

Pegula, daughter of Terry and Kim Pegula, the multi-billionaire owners of the Buffalo Bills, has won five doubles titles with Gauff. The pair is the world’s number-one-ranked doubles team, and it doesn’t look like the team plans to slow down anytime soon. 

Coco Gauff’s US Open victory could be the start of a road to glory. Gauff will look to become a Grand Slam champion and bring tennis fame back to America. 

In Other Sports News

Along with Coco Gauff’s victory, this weekend has been nothing short of exciting for sports fans. In the NFL on Sunday, eight teams moved to 2-0. With the completion of week 2, week 3 will resume on Thursday with the New York Giants traveling to San Francisco to take on the hard-hitting 49ers. 

Week three of college football saw a very intense rivalry pick-up between Coach Prime and the Colorado Buffaloes and the Colorado State Rams. Before the game, Colorado State’s coach, Jay Norvell, had some very choice words to say about Coach Prime, which led to even higher tension. The game was also nothing short of thrilling, with Colorado winning in double overtime. 

Colorado, which now seems to be one of the hottest teams in college football, will look to play tenth-ranked Oregon next week. 

In baseball, the MLB season is winding down and heading to the playoffs. Los Angeles superstar pitcher and designated hitter Shohei Ohtani cleaned his locker out this weekend as the Angels put the upcoming free agent on the 10-day injured list. Ohtani will look to command what might be the biggest baseball contract in history. 

Editor’s Note: Weekly update, Dolphins win again. 2-0!

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