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 (US Tennis Open 2022: Serena Williams Exits With A Legacy and Hailed as the woman who Changed Tennis.) 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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