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Coco Gauff’s path to French Open final, from prodigy to tour pro, age records

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Coco Gauff reaching the final of the French Open at the age of 18 is the latest in a string of remarkable teenage exploits in her young career. See how she made it to the biggest stage in tennis…

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US Open 2017: At age 13, Gauff finished second behind his American. Amanda Anisimova in the junior division. Gauff, who received a wild card to her first junior grand slam, became the youngest junior grand slam finalist since. Martina Hingis in 1993.

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French Open 2018: At age 14, Gauff wins the junior title over a partner in doubles. Cathy McNally. In the semi-finals, McNally saved a match point against a 17-year-old. Iga Swiatek, preventing the Gauf-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 ever to qualify for the Wimbledon main draw. Wins his first round match Venus Williams, who won the first two of her five Wimbledon titles before Gauff was born. Coco Mania begins when Gauff wins his next two matches before falling to the eventual champion. Simona Halep. Gauff was the youngest player to reach the fourth round of a major since then. Anna Kournikova in 1996.

Australian Open 2020: Still 15, Gauff getting upset Naomi Osaka in the third round, becoming the youngest player to beat a reigning champion in a Major since Jennifer Capriati in 1991. Gauff pushes the future champion Sofia Kenin up to three sets in defeat in the fourth round.

French Open 2021: After winning the tournament the week before, he gets to the 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 year. She is again defeated by the future champion, this time the Czech one. Barbora Kreychikovalosing five set points in the first set of a straight loss.

French Open 2022: After celebrating high school graduation at the Eiffel Tower, make the most of the open tie by reaching the final without dropping a set. Gauff becomes the first woman in over 40 years to reach a Grand Slam final without facing a top 30 player. She is the youngest Grand Slam finalist since then. Maria Sharapova won Wimbledon 2004 at age 17.

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Coco Gauff’s journey to the French Open final, from wunderkind to tour pro, age records originally appeared on NBCSports.com




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