15-year-old U.S. tennis star Coco Gauff defeated Anastasia Potapova in three sets ( on Tuesday to advance to the second round of the U.S. Open.
What We Know:
- She took a commanding 4-1 lead before 18-year-old Potapova stormed back to make it 4-4 despite a medical timeout for a right shoulder injury. Gauff won the next two games to claim the final set 6-4, fighting her way to the second round.
- After winning the French Open juniors’ event in 2018, she shined at Wimbledon in July after becoming the youngest woman to qualify for the tournament in the modern era. With a combined age of 33, Gauff and Potapova had the youngest first-round matchup at the Open in history.
- The second round will take place on Thursday, August 29 where she will face Hungarian tennis player Timea Babos.
Wishing her luck in her next match!