US Open champion Coco Gauff: "It's the first time I've seen my father cry"


US Open champion Coco Gauff: "It's the first time I've seen my father cry"
US Open champion Coco Gauff: "It's the first time I've seen my father cry" © Sarah Stier / Staff Getty Images Sport

Coco Gauff wins her first Slam title of her career right in front of her crowd on the Arthur Ashe Stadium, beating Aryna Sabalenka in the US Open final with a score of 2-6 6-3 6-2 in just over two hours of game. The young American teenager thus took up Serena Williams' legacy, winning her first Major in her second Slam final, after the one she lost in 2022 against Iga Swiatek at the Roland Garros.

Pere Riba and Brad Gilbert managed to bring out the latent talent of the young American, who won eighteen of the last nineteen games played, following her triumphs in Washington and Cincinnati. Sabalenka, champion at the Australian Open, will be the new world number one from Monday, while Coco will be the new world no.3 in the WTA ranking.

In the on court interview, Coco released emotionaland funny words for her father, which moved the family and staff of the young US champion: "Well, thank you. First to my parents. Today was the first time I've ever seen my dad cry.

He doesn't wont me to tell you that, but he got caught in 4K! You Know, he thinks he's a he think he's so hard, but, you know, it's not. So thank you guys, I mean, you believe in me from the beginning. I've been coming to this tournamen, my dad took me to this tournament, sitting right there, watching Venus and Serena compete, so it's really incredible to be on this stage."

Below the video shared by the US Open X account:

Coco shares words wo those who didn't believe her

After the victory, Coco expressed her joy, but also harsh words to who criticized her, at the on court interview, saying: "Honestly, thank you to the people who didn't believe me.

I mean, like a month ago I won a 500 title and people said I would stop at that. Two weeks ago I won a 1000 title and people were saying that was the biggest it was gonna get. So three weeks later I'm here with this trophy right now.

I tried my best to carry this with grace and I've been doing my best. So honestly to those who thought were putting water in my fire, you're really added gas to it. And now I'm really burning so bright right now."

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