Sports Figures React to Coco Gauff’s U.S. Open Championship

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Sports Illustrated

By Patrick Andres It was a coronation years in the making. Ever since her surprise run to the fourth round of Wimbledon in 2019 as a 15-year-old, American tennis phenom Coco Gauff has been a rising star. On Saturday, she delivered on that promise, topping Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, to win the U.S. Open title. Gauff’s first major championship prompted an outpouring of support from a variety of athletes, spanning tennis greats who’ve watched her since the beginning to luminaries across several different disciplines. Wertheim: Gauff’s First Major Title Won’t Be Her LastFellow Amer…

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