Coco Gauff has become the youngest tennis player in 15 years to win a WTA title, as she defeated 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 in Linz, Austria, on Sunday.
The 15-year-old became the youngest WTA winner since Nicole Vaidisova last did it in 2004.
Gauff lost in the qualifying rounds but still made the tournament’s main draw after another player pulled out with an injury. She then proceeded to reach her first quarterfinal, get her first top-10 win and bag her first title.
Gauff had her ever supportive dad Corey and mom Candi watching and cheering her up from the stands.
By Chineze Ogugua