7 highlights of the US Open 2019 (Part 1)
The last Grand Slam in 2019 – US Open – closes with the men’s singles final between Nadal and Mevdedev. But that is not all.
Coco Gauff prodigy continues to cause fever. After overcoming the pressure of becoming the youngest tennis player in history to the main round of Wimbledon, then defeating idol Venus Williams, the 2004-born star continued to play well at Flushing Meadows. With a special ticket, Gauff reached the third round before succumbing to the number one seed Naomi Osaka.
Gauff is reminiscent of Venus’s debut in 1994, or legends like Tracy Austin and Boris Becker winning the Grand Slam at the age of 20. “A lot of people, especially children, say that I inspire them. Just listening to that, I want to hold the racket to fight, ”said young talent from Florida.
The hope of American tennis. Along with Coco Gauff, Taylor Townsend also left an impression on having the best Grand Slam award ever. The 23-year-old girl competed from the qualifiers but advanced to the fourth round, before losing to Bianca Andreescu – who then became the champion.
Townsend’s most impressive victory was in round 2, ahead of the fourth seed Simona Halep. It was a match where the American player lost the first set and then won the following two sets upstream.
Bianca Andreescu from anonymous to champion. A year ago, Andreescu racked up his racket after two sets against Olga Danilovic in the US Open qualifier. She just entered the 2019 season with a position of 150th in the world and almost anonymous to the audience.
But the stepping stone to the Indian Wells championship thanks to defeating former world number one Angelique Kerber helped the young Canadian talent to make a strong breakthrough. After his coronation at the Rogers Cup in his home country, Andreescu peaked at Flushing Meadows to beat Serena Williams in the first Grand Slam final. “I’ve never had so much money in my life,” the 19-year-old said of the $ 3.85 million rewards she received.