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Coco Gauff Thanks Women’s Tennis Trailblazers After Winning US Open

HeadlineSep 11, 2023

In other sports news, 19-year-old Coco Gauff has won the US Open. She is the youngest US Open winner since Serena Williams’s 1999 victory when she was just 17. Following her win, Gauff thanked Serena and Venus Williams, along with other Black women tennis players who preceded her. During the awards ceremony, Gauff also thanked tennis legend Billie Jean King for fighting for equal pay in tennis.

Coco Gauff:: “Thank you, Billie, for fighting for this.”

Coco Gauff received a record $3 million, the same as her male counterpart Novak Djokovic.

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