Gauff dazzles NYC with a comeback at its premiere

The young 15-year-old American Coco Gauff, who rose to fame in the past Wimbledon, won the Russian Potapova to the delirium of the spectators of the Louis Armstrong.


It seemed that the way of Coco Gauff, invited to the US Open with some controversy, would be short in New York, when Anastasia Potapova (18 years and 72nd of the world) advanced on Tuesday with ease (3-0) in the first set of one of the most anticipated matches of the first round of the women's team. The Russian, in fact, pointed the sleeve and many thought it would be the end of the 15-year-old girl who rose to fame for her performance in Wimbledon, where she reached eighths starting from the previous one. But Cori went back and, before the delirium of the local spectators who filled the Louis Armstrong, he won the game and got into the second round. and pushed by an audience delivered (the noise was heard in the Arthur Ashe at the beginning of Nadal's game), he went to Potapova for a snack until he broke his service seven times. He celebrated the victory as if it were a title. For her it was a tremendous feat in front of her people, in the square where she is most valued. "It doesn't matter where I was on the track, I always listened to someone cheering me up and I'm very grateful for that," he said at the end. 444444

It won't be easy for him to advance in a hard track tournament, something more predictable than Wimbledon, but in Next round he will have a good chance against Hungarian Timea Babos, a doubles specialist who lapses in singles and who, in fact, went through the withdrawal of the Spanish Carla Suárez. At the moment, New York enjoys Queen Serena Williams and Princess Coco, who is approaching the top-100 (it is already 117th) .



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