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Coco Gauff becomes first teenager to win U.S. open since 1999

Coco Gauff, of the United States, holds up the championship trophy after defeating Aryna Sabalenka, of Belarus, in the women's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships. (Frank Franklin II/AP)
Coco Gauff, of the United States, holds up the championship trophy after defeating Aryna Sabalenka, of Belarus, in the women's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships. (Frank Franklin II/AP)

Coco Gauff, the 19-year-old American tennis player, won the U.S. Open women’s championship on Saturday, becoming the first teenager to do so since Serena Williams did in 1999.

Here & Now‘s Deepa Fernandes looks at Gauff’s rise with Washington Post reporter Ava Wallace.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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