WATCH: Coco Gauff looks adorable in her celebratory pink outfit

After the win, Coco celebrated the victory with the trophy outside Arthur Ashe Stadium, wearing a lovely pink outfit

by Lorenzo Ciotti
SHARE
WATCH: Coco Gauff looks adorable in her celebratory pink outfit
© Elsa / Staff Getty Images Sport

Coco Gauff fulfilled her lifelong dream, the American dream, achieving glory and triumph. After failing to reach the final at the Roland Garros in the previous season, Coco Gauff won her first career Slam title by beating Aryna Sabalenka in the final at the US Open with the result of 2-6, 6-3, 6-2.

The US Open, therefore, returns to the USA: after Sloane Stephens' victory in the 2017 derby, there is another American player who has entered the register of champions. The young talent also makes a leap in the ranking: she is the new three in the world, overtaking Elena Rybakina and Jessica Pegula.

After the win, Coco celebrated the victory with the trophy outside Arthur Ashe Stadium, wearing a lovely pink outfit. Here are the best photos:

Gauff© Elsa / Staff Getty Images Sport

Gauff© Elsa / Staff Getty Images Sport

Gauff© Elsa / Staff Getty Images Sport

Gauff© Elsa / Staff Getty Images Sport

Coco's words in the press conference

The young American teenager said after the victory, at the press conference: "When did I understand that I could win? Until last night I didn't think about it, then I imagined what would happen with a victory and perhaps let's say I wanted it too much.

Last night I called my boyfriend and we started talking until I was asleep, I went to sleep at one. When I lost the first set I just told myself to continue playing as I knew how, then it's crazy because until match point I didn't have any real thoughts but I just worked on playing.

The first time I imagined winning a Slam I was 8 years old, it was when I came here to watch matches and I saw all the best competing on this very court. At 13-14 years old I was already playing juniors and I had real visions of my victory.

I don't know if there are videos, but if you see at Roland Garros I was watching Iga Swiatek lift the trophy the whole time, I couldn't take my eyes off her and I wanted to feel like her. Right now I feel happy and relieved, but happier because honestly I was achieving this for myself and not for others." She then added: "I'm a stubborn person and when my parents tell me something I do something else!

So before the match I turned on my phone and read all the comments from people who didn't believe in my victory, this got me excited for the match. I thank Obama and former First Lady Michelle who stood by me at the beginning, it's incredible, so many stars came to see me." Now on the future and possible pressure: "I've been doing this since I was 15, I was still in high school and I'm used to the pressure.

Maybe this has eased but I'm still hungry for more. Now, however, I don't want to look to the future but I just want to enjoy myself the moment."

Coco Gauff Arthur Ashe
SHARE