Coco Gauff wins US Open to secure her first Grand Slam title
The crowd of 28,143 wasn’t carrying Coco Gauff anymore. She was matching its energy, even surpassing it.
A flat start was now just that — a start.
Gauff, the sixth-seeded American and the fan favorite at the 2023 U.S. Open, had just put away an easy forehand volley at the net, and her right fist shook with positive, I’m-going-to-do-this emotions.
It became one big party at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Saturday, a celebration of this poised 19-year-old.
It was only the first game of the third set, but there was no...