She Did it! Coco Gauff Rallies to Defeat Aryna Sabalenka in the US Open Women’s Final | WATCH-it-Happen!

Matias Grez, CNN

*(CNN) — Coco Gauff, the world No. 10 women’s singles player, has defeated 2nd-ranked Aryna Sabalenka with a dramatic comeback in the women’s US Open final, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2.

The star-studded crowd erupted with applause after Gauff’s home turf victory at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens. The win is 19-year-old Gauff’s first career grand slam and makes her the first American teenager to win the US Open since 23-time major champion Serena Williams took the title in 1999.

Bidding for her second major title of the year, the soon-to-be women’s world No. 1 Sabalenka made quick work in the first set, breaking Gauff’s serve three times to win 6-2 in dominant fashion.

However, with the packed crowd chanting “Let’s go Coco,” Gauff raised her level in the second set, going up a break before eventually taking it 6-3 to force a deciding third set.

Coco Gauff (Charles Krupa-AP)
Coco Gauff (Charles Krupa-AP)

A locked-in Gauff took control in the third set, going up a double break to inch ever closer to her maiden grand slam title. Although Sabalenka would take the next two games, Gauff would close out the match to become the 12th teenager in US Open history to win the title.

In her run to the final, the athlete twice lost the first set of a match, once in the first round against Laura Siegemund and again in the third round against Elise Mertens.

With the victory, Gauff becomes the third American teenager to win the US Open title, joining Williams and Tracy Austin. She is set to move up to No. 3 in the WTA singles rankings, and co-No. 1 in doubles along with compatriot Jessica Pegula.

Meanwhile, despite the loss, the Belarussian star will move to No. 1 in the WTA singles rankings on Monday, ending Iga Świątek’s 75-consecutive week reign.

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