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Coco Gauff’s win at the US Open gets the president’s nod

Coco Gauff’s win at the US Open gets the president’s nod


The stadium erupted in an explosion of noise and celebration when Coco Jove She defeated Aryna Sabalenka in three sets to win the tournament US OpenFans jump to their feet in unison Jove collapsed to the ground.

Celebrations spilled across the US, as celebrities, fellow tennis players and several presidents gave their stamp of approval to the 19-year-old, as she fulfilled the potential she first showed when she defeated 15-year-old Venus Williams at Wimbledon.

Gauff told CNN’s Caroline Manno, after becoming the youngest American woman to win the US Open since Serena Williams in 1999, that those initial expectations affected her “a lot”.

After winning 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, she said, “I learned how to stay inside myself and accept it as well.” “Before I tried to ignore it, but now I really accept it and still feel I have a very long way to go as a player. Today I wasn’t anywhere near my best, but it was enough because I needed to win in that moment.

Gauff has long been ranked as one of tennis’s next superstars, and her maturity on and off the court, intelligence and ability to express herself endeared her to the American public in particular.

“Congratulations to US Open Champion Coco Gauff,” President Joe Biden wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter. “You electrified Arthur Ashe Stadium and the entire nation – the first of many more to come and proof that anything is possible if you never give up and always believe. You made America so proud.”

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Gauff holds her trophy in front of the gathered photographers after her win.

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Arina Sabalenka of Belarus was honored for finishing as runner-up to Coco Gauff.

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Gauff celebrates her victory after the final set.

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Jove’s reaction after the point.

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Serves Jove to Sabalenka.

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Sabalenka returns the ball to Gove.

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Goff hits a forehand.

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Gauff celebrates a point against Sabalenka.

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Fans cheer for Gough.

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Gauff returns the ball to Sabalenka.

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Sabalenka serves Gauff.

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Sabalenka and Gauff pose with former player Billie Jean King before the game.

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Gauff is served before a match.

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The US flag is raised during the opening ceremony of the US Open women’s singles final.

Barack and Michelle Obama supported Gauff from the stands during her first-round match against Laura Siegemund, and also congratulated her on X.

“We couldn’t be more proud of you on and off the field — and we know the best is yet to come,” former President Obama wrote, while Michelle Obama paid tribute to Gave’s “hard work and determination” and shared a photo of the two. The meeting after the first round match.

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Bill Clinton also congratulated Gauff on her “amazing win”, saying that “the future of American tennis looks bright”.

Meanwhile, Serena Williams posted, of which Gove said: “She allowed me to believe in this dream.” Instagram story Marking Gauff’s victory with the caption, “Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

“My dad took me to this tournament, where I sat there and watched Venus and Serena compete, so it’s really nice to be here at this point,” Gauff said afterwards, according to the WTA.

Gauff completed a dramatic comeback to win the title after Sabalenka broke the American’s serve three times to secure the first set.

With the packed crowd chanting “Let’s go Coco”, Gauff raised her game in the second set, took a second game lead before finally taking a 6-3 lead to force a decisive third set which she won to seal the victory.

In the stands, stars such as Nicole Kidman, Amanda Seyfried, Cara Delevingne, Ariana DeBose and Diane Keaton were seen, while Gauff’s Instagram post celebrating her win was filled with video. comments Celebrity well-wishers.

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Cara Delevingne, Amanda Seyfried, Mindy Kaling and Rachel Brosnahan were seen in the women’s final.

“You made me scream so hard today queen!!! Go Coco!!! Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness said, while fellow tennis player Carlos Alcaraz called her win “amazing,” and Hollywood star Zendaya left a series of star emojis.

Closer to home, Gauff told reporters that her brother was very loud when she called him immediately after the match, “and it hurt me so I hung up.” She said her mother jumped up and down with her hands in the air before hugging her daughter in the stands afterward.

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“When I hugged my father, I didn’t see him, because he immediately went to hug him,” Gove told reporters. “I heard him crying but I had never seen that man cry in my life because of everything that happened.

“Mom, I knew she was going to cry regardless of whether I won or lost. I wasn’t really surprised by it. But, I mean, honestly, the whole time I was like, ‘Oh my God, how can this be real?’