US Tennis Open: American Coco Gauff, 18, on the Path To Continue Williams' Legacy?

Coco Gauff World loses to Naomi Osaka in 2019 US Tennis Open

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US Open, like Wimbledon and Roland Garros,  is a major tennis event  for both  Women and Men.  In the 2022 US Open for Women,  all eyes were expected to be on the World known champion Serena Williams, as she had announced her retirement. However, with Serena Williams out () the eyes have now turned to the rising  Women Tennis phenomenon:  Coco Gauff, Atlanta, GA born and a tennis  genius from Delray Beach, Florida, USA. 

Tennis fans have been shifting to new stars and upcoming  talents, unknown  until recent years.  Coco Gauff, has become one of them. She started her rise to fame when, in 2019,  then 15-year-old,  in US Tennis Open she faced Naomi Osaka with so much determination and skills. In the end Naomi Osaka  prevailed, 6-3, 6-0. Naomi Osaka won with grace  and showed how great she is, both as a Tennis Player and a human, by encouraging Coco Gauff and showing sportsmanship ( see US Tennis Open: American Coco Gauff, 15, Faces World Tennis Number One Japanese Naomi Osaka, 21). 

However, during the game,Coco Gauff  put forward a class act, but  in the end, most Tennis fans and experts  concurred  that it was, maybe better for Coco  Gauff,  still too young then, to lose to Naomi Osaka and take time to prepare her journey to the top. A year earlier, she had won the French Open Juniors.  She did not disappoint, and since has become a Tennis phenomenon. Her journey has continued. 

 In 2019, she reached the Wimbledon fourth round  and was ranked in the top 100 women by WTA. In 2021, Coco Gauff qualified as a runner-up in the US Open doubles final in 2021.

Coco Gauff has always stated that her  tennis idols are Serena and Venus Williams. In   her Wimbedon debut in 2019, at 15, she said that:  "Serena Williams has always been my idol...and Venus...They are the reason why I wanted to pick up a tennis racquet."

In 2022 the French Open,  Coco Gauff reached the finals for both Women's Doubles and Women's Singles. She had the chances to win both, but she faced tough favorite competitors, especially the World number one ranked, Ukrainian Iga Swiatek, in the Singles.  Hence, she didn't win any of the two finals, but she made tremendous steps on her journey to the top of Women Tennis. She is now among the top favorite to win the 2022 US Open.

In 2022, seeded 17th at the Australian Open, Gauff lost in the first round against Wang Qiang in straight sets.

Now, in the US Open,  Coco Gauff has reached the  Quarter finals for both Women's Doubles and Women's Singles. Gauff reached her quarter singles final at the US Open, defeating Leolia JeanJean, 6-2, 6-3 in First Round,  RElena Gabriela Ruse, 6-2, 7-6(4) in Second Round, Madison Keys, 6-2, 6-3, in Third Round,  Shuai Zang,  7-5, 7-5 in Round of 16.

In Quarter finals on Sep 6, she will be playing against 17th ranked Caroline Garcia. In  the first round  in doubles with Jessica Pegula, they  were  defeated by  Leylah Fernadez and D. Gavrilova. 


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