There’s no way to put in words just how historical Coco Gauff’s victory at the US Open is. She officially became the youngest player to even reach the final since Serena Williams became the youngest champ when she won Wimbledon at 17 in 1999 (an accomplishment Coco herself matched two years ago). Gauff’s emotional outburst following her win, crying as she sank onto the court, echoed with spectators and audiences alike, marking an iconic milestone in her journey.
A Star-Studded Spectator Crowd
The US Open Final saw a star-studded audience, with celebrity names such as Amanda Seyfried, Cara Delevingne, Rachel Brosnahan, and Mindy Kaling. The official US Open account put out a video on TikTok showing the serious intensity on these celebs’ faces as they watched Gauff make history. As Gauff battled it to the end against Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus, the stress and the tears in these stars’ faces echoed what fans all over the world were feeling.
Public Figures Celebrate Coco’s Triumph
Prominent public figures joined in celebrating Coco Gauff’s triumph. Serena Williams, one of the greatest tennis players in history, extended her heartfelt congratulations to Gauff, recognizing the significance of her victory.
Viola Davis and the US Open’s Tribute
Viola Davis shared a touching video that beautifully contrasted Gauff’s first appearance at the US Open at the tender age of 12 with her triumphant moment at 19. The video served as a powerful tribute to Gauff’s remarkable journey and her ability to overcome challenges to reach the pinnacle of the sport. The US Open’s TikTok account echoed this celebratory sentiment by sharing a similar video, further highlighting the widespread recognition and acclaim that Gauff’s victory had garnered.