Coco Gauff Reaching the French Open final at 18 is the latest in a string of remarkable teenage feats in her young career. A look at how she arrived on tennis’ biggest stage…
US Open 2017: At 13, Gauff finishes second behind fellow American Amanda Anisimova in the junior category. Gauff, who earned a wild card for her first Junior Grand Slam, was the youngest Junior Grand Slam finalist since Martina Hingis in 1993.
French Open 2018: At 14, Gauff wins junior title over doubles partner Caty McNally. In the semis, McNally saved match point against a 17-year-old Iga Swiatek, preventing a Gauff-Swiatek final. Gauff became the youngest junior Grand Slam champion since Hingis in 1994.
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Wimbledon 2019: At 15, Gauff becomes the youngest player to make the main draw at Wimbledon through qualifying. Win their first round match Venus Williams, who won the first two of her five Wimbledon titles before Gauff was born. Coco Mania ensues as Gauff wins her next two matches before falling to an eventual champion Simona Halep. Gauff was the youngest player to reach the fourth round of a major since Anna Kournikova in 1996.
Australian Open 2020: Still 15 years old, Gauff upsets Naomi Osaka in the third round, becoming the youngest player to beat a defending champion in a major tournament since Jennifer Capriati in 1991. Gauff pushes the eventual champion Sofia Kenin to three sets in a fourth-round loss.
French Open 2021: After winning a tournament the previous week, is seeded at a Grand Slam for the first time. Gauff, now 17, becomes the youngest player to reach a Grand Slam quarter-final since Nicole Vaidisova in 2006. Again, she was beaten by the eventual champion, this time Czech Barbora Krejcikovaafter wasting five set points in the first set of a straight-set loss.
French Open 2022: After celebrating his high school diploma at the Eiffel Tower, take advantage of a draw to reach the final without losing a set. Gauff becomes the first woman in over 40 years to play in a Grand Slam final without facing a top-30 player. She is the youngest Grand Slam finalist since Maria Sharapova won Wimbledon in 2004 aged 17.
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