50th win in a WTA 1000 as a teenager for Coco Gauff as chapter closes: "I'm gonna be out here for at least another 10 years"

Monday, 11 March 2024 at 19:30
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Coco Gauff delighted to discover she becomes the first teenager to win 50 matches in a WTA 1000. The world No. 3 reached the milestone after a tough match against Clara Burel (No. 47) in the second round of Indian Wells, which was decided in the third-set tie-break by 2-6, 6-3, 7-6(4).
The American will turn 20 on March 13th, and no teenager has won as many matches as her in a WTA 1000, considering that the category was created in 2009. Gauff found out about the achievement after the victory over Burel and reacted surprised by the accomplishment.
"Oh, I have the most? Ok. I didn't know that. I thought a couple of people were ahead of me. Well, that's pretty cool. I feel like I have a lot of stats and stuff like that. Hopefully, I can close this chapter of my life off good," she said.
The 2023 US Open champion commented that her goal is to keep winning titles, and she has at least a decade to continue achieving victories:
"I am really happy with how my teenage years went. I did everything I wanted to do, which my biggest was winning a major as a teenager, hopefully I can win a couple more in my 20s. Age is just a number, I'm gonna be out here for at least another 10 years," Coco Gauff added,
Her first appearance in a WTA 1000 was at the 2019 Miami Open at the age of 15, receiving a wild card. She secured a significant victory over Caty McNally in the first round but was eliminated in her second match against the 14th seed Daría Kasatkina.
Her best result so far was the title at the 2023 Cincinnati Open, and she has reached at least the quarterfinals of WTA 1000 events in 11 of her previous 28 participations.

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