One Year Later: After Top 10 Breakthrough Gauff Secures New Career High

One Year Later: After Top 10 Breakthrough Gauff Secures New Career High

by Sebastian Dahlman

Coco Gauff will emerge as the 3rd best player in the world on Monday, one year after she made her Top 10 debut on the WTA Tour.

Life is a sequence of events, and sometimes events line up perfectly. That will happen on Monday, September 11th, for Coco Gauff. It will be the first Monday since the conclusion of the US Open, a day when the new WTA Rankings are published.

On the rankings, Coco Gauff will see number 3 next to her name, the highest number she's ever seen in singles, and it comes exactly one year after she made her Top 10 breakthrough. September 11 is a rather sad day in the history of the United States due to what happened in 2001, but it's been a nice milestone day for Gauff recently.

Back in 2021, Gauff lost to Sloane Stephens in the second round of the US Open, earning a rather small number of points. One year later, the American would make it to the quarter-final, earning quite a bit more, which allowed her to jump on the rankings.

She was ranked 12th on August 29th, and on September 12th, the American emerged as the 8th player on the rankings, thanks to her run to the quarter-final. It was the first time in her career that saw her name inside the Top 10.

One year later, on September 11th, 2023, Gauff will once again secure a new career high ranking, but this time it will be number 3. The 2000 points she will get thanks to beating Aryna Sabalenka in the final and winning the event will push her to number 3 in a full circle moment.

Perhaps next year, we'll see her debut as number one, though that would be a crazy coincidence. Even this one is pretty unlikely, but there it is.


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