Video: Coco Gauff does her best Alcaraz impression in opening match at San Jose

American teenage sensation Coco Gauff cruised past Anhelina Kalinina in her opening round match at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic, but not before playing one of her best points of the year.

Gauff recorded an easy 6-1 6-0 victory over her opponent, to set up a blockbuster second round clash with four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka. However, the American entertained fans in her first match, during which she played some great defense before hitting an unbelievable winner, similar to Spanish star Carlos Alcaraz.

Up 4-0 in the second set and receiving serve, Gauff was pushed to one corner of the court. However, the 18-year old was able to keep the ball in play twice, before hitting a running forehand cross-court passing short that ended with Gauff sliding across the court and stopping at the far baseline.

The 2022 French Open finalist shared the video on her Instagram in a short caption.

"Idk how I made that one, I was shocked at the end tbh but it's def (definitely) the shoes," Gauff said.

In the end, she thanked her shoes for providing her with such good control and power on the court. Gauff debuted her latest signature shoes while playing an exhibition match at the start of the Atlanta Open. The shoes are named as, NB Coco CG1 where NB stands for New Balance.

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