SportsCoco Gauff debuts at the 'Grand Slams' with the New York title

Coco Gauff debuts at the ‘Grand Slams’ with the New York title

Comeback and victory against the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka (2-6, 6-3 and 6-2)

MADRID, September 10 (.) –

The American tennis player Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff won this Saturday the US Open title, the fourth ‘Grand Slam’ of the year and which is being played on hard court in New York (USA), after coming back and winning by 2- 6, 6-3 and 6-2 to the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka.

The player born in Delray Beach (Florida), who was only 19 years old on March 13, thus added the first ‘great’ to her record. She and she did it in the second final of this caliber that she played, after losing to the Polish Iga Swiatek in the Roland Garros tournament last year.

This time, and after two hours and seven minutes of fervent encounter, the stands of the Arthur Ashe Stadium burst with joy at seeing the young local tennis player neutralizing who, starting next Monday, will occupy number 1 in the WTA rankings. Thus, Sabalenka was left without the double loot.

Once the final point materialized, with a parallel backhand following a bad volley from her opponent, Gauff fell to the ground and could barely contain her tears. ‘Ipso facto’, he headed towards the box where his relatives were and climbed the stairs from a corner of the court, savoring each clap of success with the fans.

After hugging her loved ones, she began to cry and returned to the court to pray leaning on her bench. Divine help she had needed from Delray Beach to turn around a match that had been difficult for her since the inaugural service shift. There, Sabalenka broke and consolidated such an advantage immediately (0-2).

Although Gauff equalized the contest in the fourth game, along the way he wasted break balls and again gave up his two subsequent service sets (2-5). Without hesitation, the Belarusian closed the first round in 41 minutes and faced the next one quite motivated, enjoying a 15-40 advantage over the rest in the initial game.

But the one from Florida saved both threats, she barely hesitated again with her services and to make matters worse she broke in the fourth chapter (3-1). She did not waste that income, she completed the second set and achieved emotional fuel while the fans vibrated with her. Not in vain, like a flash, she broke Sabalenka’s serve twice.

That 3-0 stunned the Belarusian, who requested the assistance of a physiotherapist to see if the dynamic changed anything. There was an attempt in the sixth game, where a break tightened the result again (4-2). However, the triumphant story at the Flushing Meadows facilities seemed to have a place of honor reserved for Gauff.

The young pupil of Spanish coach Pere Riba put pressure on her opponent, who in the seventh game made a double fault at the most inopportune moment (5-2). Without delay, and ready to wear the US Open crown, Gauff won the eighth episode of that third set with a blank score that will go down in the archives of his best memories.

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