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Coco Gauff Makes History as Youngest “Landlord Hope” to Reach US Open Final since Serena Williams

2023-09-10 06:31 United Daily News reporter Zeng Siru/Reporting in real time

The 19-year-old American player Coco Gauff has reached the US Open final. She is the youngest “landlord hope” to reach the final Grand Slam of the year since her predecessor Serena Williams in 1999. She faced a few days ago. Aryna Sabalenka, the Belarusian “accurate queen”, even staged a comeback victory, winning 2:6, 6:3, 6:2, and welcomed her first Grand Slam in front of 20,000 fans.

The two have met 5 times in the past, with Gauff having a slight advantage of 3 wins and 2 losses. However, the most recent meeting between the two was at this year’s Indian Springs Women’s Tennis Championships. At that time, Shabalenka, who will be the “Queen of the World” in singles tomorrow, Winning in straight 2, the second set even rewarded Gauff, who will become the world number one in women’s doubles tomorrow, with a “duck egg”.

This was the sixth meeting between the two sides and the first Grand Slam meeting. Shabalenka, ranked second seed, broke serve in the first game. Although Gauff succeeded in breaking back in the fourth game, she failed to break serve in the fifth game. In the 7th game, Shabalenka broke through again, allowing the Belarusian star to take the lead at 6:2.

Gauff regained a victory in the second set, and with the only break of serve in the fourth game, she opened the set at 6:3 and extended the battle to the deciding set.

In the third set, Gauff made a perfect start. She broke Shabalenka’s serve in two consecutive games and secured a 4-0 absolute advantage. Her strong performance impressed NBA superstar Kevin Durant who was watching from the sidelines. They couldn’t help but clench their fists in celebration.

Gauff accepted the victory and lay directly on the ground to welcome the reversal of victory in exactly 2 hours.Associated Press

Shabalenka, who made more mistakes, finally broke the ball in the 5th game and continued to apply for injury treatment. Although she successfully broke through for the first time after resuming the game, she was once again broken by Gauff in the 7th game after double-serve errors. At the end of the game, he also grasped the serve, and won the first “championship point” with a through ball. He lay on his back directly to welcome the reversal of victory in exactly 2 hours.

Gauff, who reached the Grand Slam final for the first time at the French Open last year, fulfilled her dream by reaching the final match at the US Open this year, becoming the fifth “landlord’s hope” in American history to reach the US Open final. Today she reversed her victory and became the 10th in the history of the tournament. The young girl player who won the championship was also the first female player to leave a gold cup for the landlord since Sloane Stephens in 2017.

The 19-year-old American Gauff won the US Open title.Associated Press

This year’s US Open singles champion will receive a bonus of US$3 million (approximately NT$96.3 million), the largest bonus in Gauff’s career.

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2023-09-09 22:31:07

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