Twitter (X?) goes insane over Coco Gauff winning the US Open

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Coco Gauff is now unofficially the new face of American women’s tennis. Heck, since she is only 19 years old, there is a decent chance she will become the face of women’s tennis for the next decade. She isn’t yet ranked atop the WTA, but if she continues her run of fine play, she could be by early 2024.

Gauff, of course, made some recent changes to try to get better. The key change was hiring Brad Gilbert to be her coach. Maybe either through coincidence (likely not just coincidence) or just a natural uptick in her play, ever since Gauff hired Gilbert in July she has won more tournaments than she has lost. This includes defeating new WTA number one Aryna Sabalenka in the final of the US Open on Saturday.

By being victorious at the US Open, Coco Gauff won her first Grand Slam title. One can probably assume there will be many more major titles to follow. She still needs to get a bit more consistent with her forehand, but her incredible about to return the ball helps overcome deficiencies. And Twitter (or X or whatever you want to call it) took notice of Coco Gauff taking the US Open.

Twitter goes crazy over Coco Gauff winning her first Grand Slam

Former men’s number one Andy Roddick probably spoke for many of us with just two words. Roddick is now one of the best commentators about tennis. The reason is he isn’t afraid to show his emotions, just like in the tweet above.

Pure class here. Not only did Swiatek lose her top ranking during the US Open, but she also couldn’t defend her title from 2022. That didn’t stop her from offering her congratulations.

Coco Gauff’s coach was simple and succinct in his Twitter reaction. He’s always been a bit understated as a coach. If I were him with the success Gilbert has had I would probably be telling everyone how great I am. Gilbert doesn’t do that. That’s just another reason Gilbert is better than I am, though.

The former First Lady of the United States has always exuded class. Plus, the photo above is just fantastic. Getting congrats from Michelle Obama must be pretty special.

Billie Jean King just put it plainly. Coco Gauff is now a US Open champion. Now let’s hope Gauff carries her recent run of success into the Grand Slams of 2024 and beyond as well.

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