In Serena Williams, I watched someone who dominated women’s tennis in a way no one else has ever had. More importantly, I saw someone who looked like me, and helped me believe I could achieve as I follow my own unique path,” Gauff said.Sixth seed Coco Gauff has had a challenging route to the quarterfinals of the 2023 US Open.The 19-year-old American started her campaign with a win over German qualifier Laura Siegemund, who frustrated her with her attacking and net play. The American prevailed 3-6, 6-2, 6-4.
In the second round, Gauff faced another teenager, 16-year-old Russian Mirra Andreeva, who was playing in her first US Open. Gauff had an easier time against Andreeva, winning 6-3, 6-2 in just over an hour.
Gauff’s third-round opponent was 32nd seed Elise Mertens, who had reached the quarterfinals of the US Open in 2019 and 2020. Gauff had to dig deep to overcome Mertens in a three-set thriller, 3-6, 6-3, 6-0.
In the fourth round, she faced 2018 Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki, beating her in three sets, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.Coco Gauff will face either top seed Iga Swiatek or 20th seed Jelena Ostapenko in the quarterfinals on Tuesday.
he legend in question is Serena Williams, who was the last American teenager to reach back-to-back US Open quarterfinals in 1999 and 2000. Williams went on to win six US Open titles and 23 Grand Slam titles in total, becoming one of the greatest players of all time.
Williams reached her first US Open quarterfinal in 1999, where she defeated compatriot Monica Seles in three sets. She eventually defeated World No. 1 Martina Hingis in straight sets in the final to claim her first Grand Slam title.