As a teenager, “Divine” Goff won the US Open tennis championship for the tenth time.
“Teenage sensation” Coco Goff (No. 6-USA) has been crowned the women’s singles champion at the US Open ($65 million), the last major tennis tournament of the year.
Goff defeated Arina Sabalenka (No. 2-Belarus) 2-1 (2-6, 6-3, 6-2) in two hours and six minutes in the women’s singles final on the 13th day of competition at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City on Monday (Sept. 9).
The 19-year-old Goff, born in 2004, won her first major title. Her previous best finish at a major was a runner-up finish at last year’s French Open.
Goff is the first U.S. Open champion in six years since Sloane Stephens (36th) in 2017.
She also became the 10th player to win a US Open title as a teenager. Tracy Austin and Monica Seles are the other two teenage winners.
Goff has been hailed as a “tennis prodigy” since she became the youngest player ever to qualify for Wimbledon in 2019 at the age of 15 years, 122 days.
She went on to win her first major trophy in four years, joining the likes of Wozniacki (No. 1-Poland) and Sabalenka as the “next tennis queen”.
Goff will take home $3 million for her victory.
She will move up to No. 3 in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) singles rankings. This is Goff’s highest career ranking.
She leads the all-time series against Sabalenka 4-2.
This year, the Australian Open champion fell just short of winning her second career major title.
Sabalenka’s run to the final of the tournament secured her the top spot in the rankings, which will be released early next week.
The 5-foot-10 Goff is known for her quick feet and physical strength.
She used her precision shots and endurance to neutralize Sabalenka’s powerful serve.
After struggling mightily with Sabalenka’s hard hitting in the first set, Goff was relentless in the second as Sabalenka began to make small errors.
With the one-sided support of the home-court fans, the mood swung firmly in Goff’s favor.
The tide didn’t change much after Sabalenka called a medical timeout with pain in her inner left thigh with the score 4-1 in the third set.
Goff saved the championship point with a passing shot and then collapsed on the court in tears of emotion.
Goff dominated Savalenka in unforced errors, 19 to 46. In the decisive third set, 카지노사이트가이드 she kept her cool, committing just two unforced errors to Sabalenka’s 16.