Gauff Achieves Multiple Milestones With Her Dominant Cincinnati Triumph

Gauff Achieves Multiple Milestones With Her Dominant Cincinnati Triumph

by Evita Mueller

Coco Gauff won the 2023 Cincinnati Masters completing new notable milestones with her biggest WTA trophy to date.

Coco Gauff has been playing some of the best tennis on the WTA side of tennis in recent weeks. It all started with the triumph at the Citi Open in Washington. Jessica Pegula stopped her run at the Canadian Open, but she bounced back at the Cincinnati Masters beating Karolina Muchova in the final to lift her biggest trophy yet.

And it was Gauff and Pegula, who are also doubles partners, who teamed up for some of the milestones that the American recorded. It's the first time since 2015 that Americans won back-to-back WTA 1000 trophies, as Serena Williams won Cincinnati that year and Venus Williams won Wuhan.

Considering that Pegula won Montreal and Gauff won Cincinnati, it's the first time since 2015 that it happened. It's also the first since 2004 that Americans swept the North American Masters thanks to Pegula and Gauff again.

The trophy also earned Gauff her 5th trophy overall as a teenager, which is another milestone she matched. We haven't seen a teenager win 5 WTA trophies since Caroline Wozniacki did it 15 years ago, but Gauff gets it done.

Considering how well she's playing right now, there is a very good chance she's going to win a few more trophies, and she might even eclipse the mark of Wozniacki. All in all, it was the perfect end to a really good stretch for the American, who now moves into the titles bracket for the US Open.

She's played well there in the past and will see the American crowd heavily backing her against any opponent. She's now also beaten Iga Swiatek which was the big question mark surrounding her career. For now, though, she'll enjoy this trophy, which she won as the youngest player ever, and recover to be ready for the US Open in some ten days.


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