Gauff Comes Back Strong With Another Break To Win The Grand Slam In A Stunning Way

Coco Gauff won the US Open at Flushing Meadows in New York after recovering from a set down to defeat Aryna Sabalenka.

The American teenager won the US Open 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 over Aryna Sabalenka to win her first Grand Slam title.

The 19-year-old became the first American teenager to win at Flushing Glades since Serena Williams in 1999.

Meanwhile, Sabalenka will be the new world No 1 on Monday following a steady year in which she won the Australian Open and reached at the semi-finals at the French Open and at Wimbledon.

But that won’t be much of a consolation for the Belarussian 25-year-old because she put herself in a position to win her second Grand Slam title, but Gauff won her first, exciting a loud crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium with a memorable victory.

Gauff said to win her home Grand Slam implies so a lot and said thanks to those who didn’t have confidence in her and helping her to win. Gauff, who lost heavily to Iga Swiatek in her first slam final at Roland Garros last summer, stated:

“It means so much to me, I feel like I’m a little bit in shock. My French Open [final] loss was a heart-breaker for me, but God puts you through trials and tribulations and that makes this even sweeter.”

“I just knew if I didn’t give it my all I had no shot at winning. Aryna is an incredible player and deserves to be number one.”

Taking the microphone and before receiving the trophy from Billie Jean King on the 50th anniversary of equal prize money, Gauff said: “Thank you first to my parents.

“Today was the first time I ever saw my dad cry. He thinks he’s so hard but…he took took me to this tournament when I was young to watch Serena and Venus (Williams) compete, so it’s incredible to be on this stage.

“Thank you so much to my team. I know it’s been a long month but your faith has never wavered.

“And thank you to the people who didn’t believe in me. I tried my best to carry this with grace. To those who thought you were putting water on my fire, you were really adding gas to it and now I’m burning so bright.”

Gauff started anxiously, dropping serve in the first game before Sabalenka tossed in mistakes of her own to help the American draw back to 2-2.

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However, the match was entirely played on the racket of the soon-to-be world No. 1, and she won four games in a row by landing more shots than she missed.

Gauff impressively broke Sabalenka to take control of the final set. She then, at that point, tracked down a traction toward the beginning of the subsequent set, despite the fact that mistakes were far offsetting wins.

However, Gauff, prodded on by an electric crowd, started to hang in enthusiasm better and brief Sabalenka to go for something over the top.

A tremendous thunder welcomed a twofold shortcoming from Sabalenka that offered Gauff the reprieve for 3-1 and the youngster filled in height from that point, holding effectively take the set and power a decider.

She started the decisive set with an immediate break of the Sabalenka serve to maintain her momentum and quickly built a comfortable lead.

After finally scoring in the fifth game, the second seed took a medical timeout to treat her left thigh, which gave Gauff some unwelcome reflection time.

Sabalenka was able to get back in thanks to a loose service game, but Gauff came back strong with another break and won the match in a stunning way.

There were tears of an alternate sort for Sabalenka, who said as the crowd extolled: ” During the game, you could have cheered like this!

Sabalenka conceded Gauff played mind blowing to bring home the championship however cautioned her opponents she will return more grounded.

“I just want to say congrats Coco, you played unbelievable. And to your team. You guys deserve this title. Many more to come I’m pretty sure. I hope we’re going to play many more finals – different result hopefully.”

Sobbing heavily, the Belarusian added: “I want to send a lot of love to my family, sorry about this result.”

At just 19, Gauff has won over $11M, played in two Grand Slam Finals, and just became the first American teenager to win the US Open since 1999.

credit: SKY sports

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