Coco Gauff is a Grand Slam tennis champion. On September 9, she won the 2023 U.S. Open. Gauff is its youngest American winner since Serena Williams. She’s only 19 years old. Some doubted that Gauff could win. “That just put the fire in me,” she says.
At 15, Gauff was the youngest qualifier for Wimbledon. That was in 2019. She was a runner-up in last year’s French Open. But this is her first big win.
“Right now, I’m just feeling happiness and a very, very small bit of relief,” she said after the match. “Because honestly, at this point, I was doing it for myself and not for other people.”