Fourteen-year-old American Cori Gauff won her first junior Grand Slam title at the French Open, edging compatriot Catherine McNally in a final-set tiebreak.
Prodigious American Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff took the next step in her fledging tennis career by winning her first career junior Grand Slam title at the French Open over compatriot Caty McNally, 1-6, 6-3, 7-6(1).
Gauff first made waves at last summer’s US Open, when she reached the girls’ singles final at just 13 years of age to become the youngest-ever finalist at her home major, but fell 6-0, 6-2 to another American in Amanda Anisimova.
She went one better on Saturday afternoon in Paris.
“I’m very excited and happy, because this is my first time and this is my first main draw at Roland Garros. It’s really exciting to be playing here,” the 14-year-old Gauff said.