US Open: Coco Gauff Scripts History

At the 2022 U.S. Open, 18-year-old Coco Gauff made history yesterday. The tennis pro made history by being the youngest American since 2009 to reach the quarterfinals. The storied competition was held at Flushing, New York’s Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Shuai Zhang was defeated by Gauff, who then moved on to the quarterfinals for the first time in her professional career. According to a tweet from ESPN, “Coco Gauff (18) becomes the youngest American woman to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals since 2009.” Gauff noted the stadium’s audible noise as being extremely loud. “I can’t hear my screams here. Increases my desire to perform it. I believe I’m heavily relying on the momentum. I like it,” she said.

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The cheering also impressed her father, Corey Gauff. “I continued to pinch myself. My god, all of these people are here for my daughter, I think. You may have this in your dreams, but you can never be sure if it will come true. They reacted to her as she pumped herself up. At the game, he stated, “It gave me goosebumps. Celebrities also went to the tournament to express their support and take action.

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Some stars observed in the audience included Russell and Ciara Wilson, Mike Tyson, Brooklyn Nets player Ben Simmons, Spike Lee, and New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley.

Serena Williams participated in her final U.S. Open match before retiring on Friday, September 2. Gauff has been outspoken about how Williams has influenced her career. The young athlete revealed last month that her first paid gig as a child was portraying a young Venus Williams in a commercial.

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I was probably 9 or 10 years old. They needed a stunt double to show a young version of her with just the [face] down. Gauff said during a news conference before the U.S. Open, “I assume it was for a Delta commercial.

She continued, I don’t think they ever utilised it, but that was the first check I ever received as a child. She is unaware of the fact, yet her acting in a commercial was the reason I ever made money for myself.

Gauff posted a heartfelt remembrance of Williams on Twitter after her final match: “Serena, THANK YOU. You are the reason I have faith in this dream. I can’t express how grateful I am for the impact you have had on my life in words, but please accept my heartfelt thanks, GOAT!”

As the U.S. Open continues on September 6, Gauff will compete against Caroline Garcia of France.

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