Coco Gauff, the 19-year-old tennis star, achieved her first Grand Slam title at the U.S. Open after defeating Aryna Sabalenka. A video of a young Gauff dancing in the stands at the U.S. Open in 2012 went viral, reminding people of her rapid success. Gauff became the youngest American player to win the U.S. Open since Serena Williams in 1999. She credited the Williams sisters for inspiring her and thanked them for opening doors for Black tennis players. Gauff expressed her gratitude to tennis legend Billie Jean King for advocating equal pay and called her victory “crazy” and surreal.
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