Up-and-coming tennis dynamite Cori “Coco” Gauff will get a chance to compete in her second career Grand Slam after earning a wild card entry to the U.S. Open, according to CNN.
Gauff became a sensation after becoming the youngest player to qualify for Wimbledon. She then sealed the deal by defeating one of her idols, Venus Williams, in straight sets back in July, making her the youngest woman to win a Wimbledon match since 1991.
However, her Wimbledon run came to an end after she lost to Simona Halep, who ended up winning the title.
More recently, Gauff partnered with 17-year-old Catherine McNally to take the women’s doubles title at the Citi Open earlier this month, CNN notes.
“I want to thank the USTA for the opportunity to participate in my home Slam,” the tennis phenom said in a statement e-mailed by her agent, according to Fox News. “I look forward to playing my first main draw at the U.S. Open.”Share :