Coco Gauff, 15, Wins Her First Singles Title

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Gauff, the American tennis phenom, defeated Jelena Ostapenko, 6-3, 1-6, 6-2, in Linz, Austria, to add another highlight to her breakout season.

Coco Gauff stood in disbelief at the end of a heated match with Ostapenko, ranked 63rd in the WTA roster. Her whirlwind season had been missing one crucial element, a singles title, and she’d just clinched the Upper Austria Ladies Linz, an indoor WTA tournament, during the penultimate week of the tour’s regular season.

The title made Gauff the youngest WTA singles champion in 15 years, since Nicole Vaidsova won two WTA titles in 2004, also as a 15-year-old.

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