Coco Gauff Is 1st American teen In US Open Semis Since Serena Williams

“Today was the best match I’ve played, for sure,” Gauff said, “even though it wasn’t how I like to play.”

View Source | September 6, 2023 7:56 am

  • Coco Gauff dealt just fine with the heat, the humidity and a big-hitting opponent to defeat Jelena Ostapenko 6-0, 6-2 on Tuesday, becoming the first American teenager to reach the final four at Flushing Meadows since Serena Williams in 2001.
  • This was the 16th victory in her past 17 matches for Gauff, who will face No. 10 Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic on Thursday.
  • Gauff’s first-round exit at Wimbledon in July feels like ages ago. Her best showing at a major was making it to the final at Roland Garros last year.

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