Moments after the women’s final, the words “SHE DID IT” became the No. 1 trending topic on social media in the United States—followed by the search term “Coco Gauff.”
Moments after the US Open women’s final, the words “SHE DID IT” became the No. 1 trending topic on social media in the United States—followed by the search term “Coco Gauff.”
The 19-year-old American completed a dream run to her first Grand Slam title on Saturday with a 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory over incoming world No. 1 Aryna Sabalenka. The victory marks the culmination of a stunning summer turnaround—and fulfills the destiny that many saw in the teen phenom since she burst onto the scene at 15 years old.
Congratulations were pouring in from all over the internet for the No. 6 seed—who is projected to rise to a career-high world No. 3 on Monday. Leading the praise were Barack and Michelle Obama, the former U.S. President and First Lady, who were seen supporting Gauff since her first-round victory:
Bill Clinton, another former U.S. President, also shared his congrats:
ATP No. 30 Chris Eubanks, a frequent Tennis Channel commentator who has enjoyed his own breakthrough summer, posted effusive praise for the player he’s referred to as his “little sister”.
Gauff even had the celebrity crowd on Arthur Ashe Stadium on their feet, as she dialed up the aggression in the second and third sets to complete her Grand Slam final turnaround.
Kevin Durant, Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried, Diane Keaton, Spike Lee and Nicole Kidman were among the V.I.P. guests in attendance for the women’s final:
Of course, the tennis world turned up too in praise of the teenager’s historic feat—which made her the third American teen to lift the US Open trophy after Tracy Austin and Serena Williams.
Check out the best tweets from your tennis faves as everyone from American legends Billie Jean King and Andy Roddick to former champion Maria Sharapova and Gauff’s doubles partner Jessica Pegula weighed in: