Coco Gauff expressed gratitude to Iga Swiatek for reaching out and congratulating her on her US Open victory. In the US Open final, 19-year-old Gauff delivered a big performance to beat Aryna Sabalenka 2-6 6-3 6-2. On Sunday, Swiatek sent out a message, congratulating both Gauff and Sabalenka on their US Open runs.
“Congrats to you both! @CocoGauff on your 1st GS title, so special on your home soil and to @SabalenkaA on becoming new no 1. Amazing night and time for women’s tennis!” Swiatek wrote on X. Gauff responded to Swiatek’s message: “Thank you (folded hands emoji).”
Gauff wins the US Open, gets congratulated by Swiatek
At the age of 19, Gauff became a Grand Slam champion.
Shortly after completing the biggest achievement of her career, Gauff had a message for those who didn’t really think she could win the US Open. “Thank you to the people who didn’t believe in me. Like a month ago, I won a 500 title (Washington, DC) and people said I would stop at that.
Two weeks ago I won a 1000 title (Cincinnati) and people were saying that was the biggest I was going to get. So three weeks later, I’m here with this trophy right now. I tried my best to carry this with grace and I’ve been doing my best.
So, honestly, to those who thought [they] were putting water on my fire, you’re really adding gas to it. And now I’m really burning so bright right now. I just felt like people were, like, ‘oh, she’s hit her peak and she’s done.
It was all hype.’ I see the comments. People don’t think I see it, but I see it. I’m very aware of tennis Twitter. I know y’all’s usernames, so I know who’s talking trash,” Gauff said. Gauff won three titles this summer and went 18-1 on hard courts.
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