19 Year-old Coco Gauff Goes Down On Her Knees In Prayer After US Open Win(Photo)
Coco Gauff, the 19-year-old tennis sensation, showed that she’s much more than her age suggests. She lost the first set 2-6 to Aryna Sabalenka but then bounced back spectacularly. The three set comeback victory (2-6, 6-3, 6-2) showed her incredible determination.
The world No.1 Sabalenka started strong, but couldn’t keep up with Gauff’s unwavering focus. But what happened after the last point was also very interesting. As the crowd cheered loudly for their new champion, Coco Gauff shut her eyes and started to pray.
It was a moment where she deeply thought about things and connected with her beliefs in a way that reverberated beyond the echoes of the tennis court. In her on-court interview during the trophy presentation, Coco Gauff opened up about her faith as well. The host asked, “What does it mean to win first Grand Slam on home soil?”
Gauff stated, “Oh my goodness! [Loud cheers] It means so much to me. I feel like I am a little bit of a shock in this moment. That French Open loss was a heartbreak for me.
“But I realized God puts you through tribulations and trials. This makes this moment even sweeter than I could imagine […] I don’t pray for results. I just ask that I get the strength to give it my all. Whatever happens, happens. I’m so blessed in this life.”