McCoco reach first U.S. Open Quarterfinal

Sep 8, 2021, 1:56 PM

American teenage sensation Coco Gauff along with her doubles partner and close friend Catherine McNally continued their total dominance at the ongoing U.S. Open tennis championships. 

The dynamic team of two promising teenagers on wta tour has earned their first doubles quarterfinals of the U.S. Open with a straight set 6-4, 6-4 victory over No.8 Seed pairing of Andreja Klepač & Darija Jurak on Granstand, Flushing Meadows. They will set up an intriguing round of eight clash against No.1 Seed; Hsieh Su-Wei & Elise Mertens at Louis Armstrong Stadium on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. 

The teenage duo aiming for their first major title since they made their Grand Slam senior debut in 2019, advanced to the Round of 16 in their first doubles appearance at Wimbledon. The two teenagers have also advanced to the Australian Open quarterfinals twice while making the third round at the French Open and US Open in their first attempts two years ago.

Coco 17, rose to prominence with a famous win over Venus Williams in the opening round at Wimbledon in 2019 as a 15-year-old teenage sensation. In addition to her success in singles, Coco has won three WTA doubles titles along with Caty McNally, now 19, with the most recent title coming on the heels of their exploits in Parma.

Coco and Caty aim to replicate their success at the junior Grand Slam having won the girls' junior Grand Slam doubles title at the 2018 US Open. Their notable performances in recent games are evidence of the fact that they will leave no stone unturned to attain the ultimate success. With a career-high ranking of World No. 21 in doubles, "McCoco's" road to World No. 1 is surely the stuff that dreams are made of. They are undoubtedly a solid contender to win the U.S. Open judging by the dint of their incredible display of talent throughout this week.

Author: Lamin Drammeh is a multiple award winning journalist and former sports editor, The Point Newspaper.

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