Coco Gauff and Aryna Sabalenka overtook Novak Djokvoic and Daniil Medvedev: the women's final of the US Open would have generated more television views than the men's. According to official data released by SportsTVRatings, the women's final was watched by 3.4 million people, the men's final was watched by 2.3.
US Open Finals viewership averages:
Coco Gauff vs Aryna Sabalenka: 3.422 million (with a pretty high peak at match point I'm assuming)
Novak Djokovic vs Daniil Medvedev: 2.321 million https://t.co/SUSdAemBX1 — Matt Dowell (@MattDowellTV) September 12, 2023
Aryna Sabalenka the new world no.1
Aryna Sabalenka lost the US Open final, beaten by Coco Gauff in a comeback.
Before the bitter knockout, in the second Slam final of the year and of her career, the tennis player had managed to achieve one of the great goals: becoming number one in the world. With the defeat of Iga Swiatek in the round of 16 against Jelena Ostapenko, the Belarusian became the new number one in the world.
But now the perspective is changing for Sabalenka, as she herself tells the WTA. The new WTA no.1 said: "Now it's me trying to run away as far as possible so no one can catch me. But let's say I'm pursuing my goals. When you understand yourself better and know how to control your emotions, it's not like that difficult to be constant.
If you work hard and do everything you can to be prepared for all these battles. I just need to focus on myself, play tennis and do the things we've been working on." One of the keys to Aryna Sabalenka's defeat was Coco Gauff's play.
The American tennis player showed more weapons than her opponent, who instead played a powerful game, at times insufficient, and lacked concreteness near the net. For this reason, the Belarusian also spoke about expanding her baggage as a player: "I didn't have people who could really help me with this and now I think I have the best team for me.
They always think about how to improve my game. It was very difficult to improve all these aspects. Sometimes you have to work on some things and don't expect them to work well in the first game. It can take weeks, months or even a year.
I'm still hungry to learn more, improve more and make sure everything depends on me on the pitch. Mentally, I am very strong. Nothing can destroy me."
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