Teenage prodigy Coco Gauff, at 19 years of age, became the first American US Open winner since Serena Williams when she defeated Aryna Sabalenka in an epic three-set final. The young sensation has had a prolific end to the 2023 season after suffering setbacks in the clay and grass court sections of the year.
Her journey in the fortnight-long event in New York was entertaining and tough, and with celebrities attending her matches, her road to glory was captured sensationally by the media present. Displaying immense maturity, Coco Gauff has impressed everybody.
Coco Gauff expresses desire to win multiple grand slams
As with any champion who has faced the highs of winning a grand slam, the lows of a downturn in events due to injuries or lack of form lurk covertly in the corner. Coco Gauff acknowledges this nature of life and wants to counteract it with a fiery passion for improving and winning more grand slams.
With legends of the sport like Roger Federer praising her, Coco Gauff can learn a few things from her admirers. To build a sustainable career that not only lasts long but also yields successes, one must have a hunger for victory and an inextinguishable drive that pushes an athlete to chase glory.
With Serena Williams as her inspiration, Gauff has the required mentorship and influence to win more grand slams and it is yet to be seen how the youngster will handle injuries and a drop in form as barriers to longevity.
Nevertheless, Coco is an icon for youngsters, especially budding black athletes, worldwide who want to chase their dreams and accomplish big things in life.
Coco Gauff was praised by celebrities after her US Open triumph
Coco Gauff’s momentous triumph opened a Pandora box of appreciation and recognition for the talented girl from Atlanta. While the final itself was graced by various A-list celebrities, the response from them post the victory was the icing on the cake for Gauff.
From the Obamas and president Biden, to fellow sportsmen and women and actors, Twitter was reeling in the surge of tennis-related content aimed at Coco Gauff.
Here are some of the reactions:
Many more celebrities and athletes like Mikaela Shiffrin, Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova, Miami Heat, Brooklyn nets and Iga Swiatek among others congratulated Coco on Twitter.
Coco Gauff will be back on the tennis courts as she is set to take part in the WTA 1000 China Open, where a title run would immensely improve her points tally. She is set to face Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova in the first round.
Will Coco Gauff build her legacy in tennis by achieving many more grand slam title victories? Let us know in the comments section below.