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Coco Gauff Secures Fourth WTA Singles Title in Convincing Fashion

Coco Gauff, the rising tennis sensation, displayed her formidable prowess on the court by clinching her fourth WTA Tour singles title with a commanding 6-2, 6-3 triumph over Maria Sakkari in the women’s final at the Washington tournament.

Just over a month ago, Gauff departed from Wimbledon with a disheartening first-round defeat that cast a shadow of uncertainty over her game. However, she swiftly dispelled any doubts by capturing the championship in her very next competition.

In a showcase of her remarkable skills, the 19-year-old overpowered Maria Sakkari, securing a 6-2, 6-3 victory in the DC Open women’s final on Sunday. This achievement marks her fourth WTA Tour singles title in her burgeoning career.

Gauff’s success in Washington was aided by recent additions to her support team. With full-time coach Pere Riba, who will accompany her at least through the upcoming US Open starting on August 28, and temporary consultant Brad Gilbert, Gauff has found a winning formula.

Expressing her gratitude during the trophy ceremony, Gauff said, “It’s our first tournament as a full team. I’m glad that we were able to make this result. Thank you for sticking with me. I know those who were with me at Wimbledon, it was tough… I’m glad I was able to bounce back.”

Throughout the tournament on the hard courts, Gauff demonstrated her dominance by not dropping a single set. This victory stands as her second trophy of the season, following her earlier triumph at the Auckland Classic in January. Notably, Gauff ranked world No. 7, unleashed seven aces during the final match and boasts an impressive 4-1 record in tour finals. She has earned the distinction of becoming the first teenager since April 2009 to secure four WTA tournament wins, a feat reminiscent of Caroline Wozniacki’s teenage accomplishments.

In the heat and humidity of Washington, Gauff swiftly seized a 3-0 lead, utilizing her powerful serves. Despite a resurgence from Sakkari, Gauff’s unwavering defense and impeccable tactics helped her close out the opening set with a resounding forehand.

While Sakkari managed to momentarily gain an upper hand at the start of the second set, Gauff swiftly rebounded. Battling through challenges, including double faults, Gauff maintained her composure and eventually emerged triumphant.

As Sakkari graciously acknowledged Gauff’s triumph, it’s clear that the young tennis prodigy’s journey is only just beginning, holding the promise of even greater achievements on the horizon.

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