Skip to content Skip to footer

Champions Corner: Gauff’s breakthrough and New York state of mind.

Champions Corner: Gauff's breakthrough and New York state of mind.

It’s been a red-hot summer for Coco Gauff. After winning two titles in three weeks, the Western & Southern Open champion is as ready as she’s ever been to tackle the US Open.

CINCINNATI, Ohio — Coco Gauff has every reason to be steaming with confidence as she boards the plane to New York for the final Slam of the year at the US Open. The 19-year-old American has owned the summer hard-court season, winning 11 of her 12 matches and the two biggest titles of her career.

Only two players have been able to take a set off Gauff. Both are in the Top 3. Gauff’s doubles partner and top-ranked American Jessica Pegula is the only one to beat her.

On Sunday, Gauff broke through to capture her first WTA 1000 title, defeating French Open finalist Karolina Muchova in the Western & Southern Open final. A day before, she earned one of the biggest wins of her career, defeating No.1 Iga Swiatek for the first time in eight tries.

Sign Up to Our Newsletter

Be the first to know the latest updates

Whoops, you're not connected to Mailchimp. You need to enter a valid Mailchimp API key.