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Coco Gauff wins US Open as first American teenager this century

Barbora Krejcikova made history by defeating the No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3 players in the WTA rankings in Dubai, a first in WTA history.

Historic Win in Dubai:

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Coco Gauff secured her first WTA 500 title in Washington D.C. and her first WTA 1000 title in Cincinnati, setting the stage for the US Open.

Coco Gauff's Double Triumph:

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Gauff went on to win the US Open, becoming the first American teenager, male or female, to achieve this feat in the 21st century.

US Open Victory:

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Gauff joins an exclusive list of American teenagers to win the US Open, alongside Tracy Austin, Pete Sampras, and Serena Williams.

Exclusive Club:

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Tracy Austin was the youngest at 16 in 1979, followed by Serena Williams at 17 in 1999, Coco Gauff at 19 in 2023, and Pete Sampras at 19 in 1990.

Age Milestones:

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Gauff's seven wins at the US Open extended her winning streak to 12 matches, later reaching 16, the longest on the women's tour in 2023.

Impressive Winning Streak:

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Gauff's earlier five wins in Cincinnati contributed to her impressive winning streak leading up to the US Open.

Cincinnati Success:

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Currently ranked No. 3, Gauff is the sole teenager in the WTA Top 40, highlighting her remarkable standing in women's tennis.

WTA Top 40:

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Gauff's winning streak came to an end in the semifinals of the WTA 1000 event in Beijing when Iga Swiatek snapped it.

Semifinal Setback:

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Stay tuned for tomorrow's reveal of the No. 3 Stat of the Year as we continue to celebrate remarkable achievements in women's tennis.

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