Sunday, 13 October 2019 23:26

15-year-old Coco Gauff Becomes Youngest To Win WTA Title In 42 Years

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Young Tennis sensation Coco Gauff made history on Sunday by winning her first ever WTA title at the tender age of just 15 at the Linz Open, MySportDab reports.

The American, who became the youngest player to reach a WTA final since Czech Nicole Vaidisova in 2004, overcame 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-3 1-6 6-2 in the final.

It has capped a remarkable rise for Gauff, who emerged onto the scene in style over the summer by beating seven-time Grand Slam winner Venus Williams en route to the last 16 of Wimbledon.

Gauff - who only entered the tournament as a Lucky Loser - started the tournament ranked 110th in the world.

However, she will now move up to 71st in the rankings when they are updated on Monday.

After taking in her historic moment, Gauff said: 'I want to thank God for always supporting me like I wouldn't be here without him.

'It's been an amazing week and I hope to come back in the future.

'I'll definitely remember this moment for the rest of my life.'

Gauff has become the youngest to win a WTA title since Jennifer Capriati in Canada 1991.

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