NEW YORK - Factbox on Coco Gauff of the United States, who defeated Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka 2-6 6-3 6-2 to win her maiden Grand Slam title at the U.S. Open on Saturday.
Nation: United States
WTA ranking: 6 (Highest ranking: 4)
Grand Slam titles: 1 (U.S. Open 2023)
ROAD TO FINAL
First round: Laura Siegemund (Germany) 3-6 6-2 6-4
Second round: Mirra Andreeva (Russia) 6-3 6-2
Third round: 32-Elise Mertens (Belgium) 3-6 6-3 6-0
Fourth round: Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) 6-3 3-6 6-1
Quarter-finals: 20-Jelena Ostapenko (Latvia) 6-0 6-2
Semi-finals: 10-Karolina Muchova (Czech Republic) 6-4 7-5
* Started playing tennis aged six. Growing up, her tennis idols were Serena and Venus Williams.
CAREER TO DATE
* A former world number one junior, Gauff started her professional career on the ITF circuit in 2018.
* Won her maiden WTA singles title in 2019 at Linz and came to prominence when she reached the fourth round at Wimbledon as a qualifier, where she was beaten by eventual champion Simona Halep. Also won two doubles titles with Caty McNally.
* Reached the fourth round of the Australian Open in 2020 and cracked the top 50 in the world for the first time.
* Won her second WTA singles title at Parma in 2021 and reached the quarter-finals of the French Open, where she lost to eventual winner Barbora Krejcikova. Gauff also reached the U.S. Open women's doubles final with McNally.
* Lost to Iga Swiatek in the French Open final in 2022. Finished runners-up in the women's doubles final at the same tournament alongside Jessica Pegula.
* Gauff claimed the biggest title to date of her career at the Cincinnati Open in 2023. Also won in Washington D.C. in the build-up to the U.S. Open.
* Beat Sabalenka to become the first American woman to win the U.S. Open since Sloane Stephens in 2017. REUTERS