Coco Gauff wins US Open 2023: Sabalenka comes back 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 to win her first tournament

Coco Gauff wins US Open 2023: Sabalenka comes back 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 to win her first tournament

Finally, the destined one arrived at her destination. And the’ Choirs CocoJove The new champion of the US Open 2023. The 19-year-old American qualified for the final Aryna Sabalenka With degree 2-6 6-3 6-2Thus, he achieved the first Slam title in his career. A journey, Jove’s journey, that began far away. Yes, because people started writing about this girl in 2018, when she was fourteen years old – 14 years old! – His sculpted body has already caught the attention of the most curious people.

She lost in the first qualifying round of this tournament to Watson. But many people, precisely because of that running ability and those really special physical characteristics, talked about it estimated. His achievement at Wimbledon in 2019 made his face known to the whole world: age, after all, is still playing alongside him. That’s why, even though ‘Gauff’ has been one of the most famous names on women’s tennis in the world for years now, the young American is starting to look up to someone like ‘The eternal promise has been little fulfilled“.

The definition that knows its end today, in this Summer 2023 dream for Goff; A month and a half in which all the pieces of the puzzle fell into place. After many attempts and many tests Brad Gilbert And Riba pear It is clear that, in a very short time, they have managed to direct all their talents in the right direction. Victory in Washington, success in Cincinnati, and the icing on the cake – a cake worth $3 million! – With this evening’s victory over Sabalenka.

Championship and final

Goff deservedly won a tournament in which the journey was anything but trivial. From the efforts of Siegmund in the first round to the two sides – promising Mira Andreeva and super veteran Caroline Wozniacki -; Then again the threat of Mertens and the (tennis) gamble of Ostapenko, all the way to Karolina Muchova and the future world No. 1 Aryna Sabalenka. Different styles, common denominator: Goff, who never gave up the ball. Not even in the most complex situations.

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There have been many matches in the tournament – Siegmund and Mertens above all – and there was also this evening, where after the first set the American seemed to be under the train. She was too awkward in tennis and her defensive attempts too weak, leading her back to Sabalenka’s foul, yes, but not as tense as she would soon become. Despite playing a poor first set, the Belarusian – 8 winners and 14 non-runners – managed to win 6-2. Not a good sign for Gauff.

But the American did not despair; On the other hand, Sabalenka, despite her progress, was unable to calm down. This is the first and main problem of the woman who as of Monday will anyway become the new world No. 1. Despite the upcoming group, Sabalenka continued to play tense tennis without a backup plan. Gauff clearly felt it, and after getting deeper with her proverbial defensive recovery, as well as being clearer with her first serve percentage, she slowly entered the match; The first break in her favor was a wave on the sand castle on which Sabalenka rested. The Belarusian became more irritable and more prone to errors with her forehand, and was unable to give any kind of continuity to her game. On the other hand, Goff, who was calmer after the initial concerns, went straight on her way. A path made of rebounds and extra balls, a winning path in which Sabalenka crashed instead, betraying her in the end appearance Monsters From 46 unforced errors in a total of 25 matches he played: Nearly two free points per game for Gauff. It is difficult for Sabalenka, even statistically speaking, to think of winning a match like this.

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So it is Gauff who celebrates victory in the second Grand Slam final in her career – the first in New York On 19 This is a title that allows her to free herself from the label she has been wearing for 5 years; And with all this She moved up the rankings to No. 3 on the WTA. In front of her is Iga Swiatek and the new queen of the rankings, defeating this evening, Aryna Sabalenka.

It is a coincidence that, even taking into account the type of performance of the Eastern European player, cannot help but bring us back to the usual thinking of contemporary women’s tennis…

How much is the prize money (record number) worth?

The 2023 edition of the US Open will go down in tennis history because of the prize money awarded to its participants: The total number is 65 million dollars, which increases last year’s edition by another 5 million. For the singles winners 3 million dollars. Click here to discover round-by-round prize pool details.

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