Coco Gauff enjoyed one of her best days of her young career. The teen won not only the singles but also the doubles on Saturday at the WTA event in Parma.
The 17-year-old overwhelmed Qiang Wang 6-1, 6-3 in just 74 minutes to win her second career singles title after 2019 Linz.
“It definitely means a lot, especially on clay, which is not really a surface I feel like people associate with me,” Gauff said following her first clay final.
“I have good results on it, so it’s not about my performance,” Gauff said of the clay. “It’s just that clay shows you a little extra love than the other surfaces do.”
Gauff, seeded third at the event, had a tough road beating Kaia Kanepi, Camila Giorgi, Amanda Anisimov and Katerina Siniakova before today’s win. And Gauff, who’s been playing so many three-set matches, only needed one this week, that coming against Siniakova.
Including her Rome Masters semifinal last week, Gauff has now won nine of her last 10 matches.
Gauff capped her day by teaming with Caty McNally to win her third doubles title defeating Darija Jurak and Andreja Klepac, 6-3, 6-2.
At 17 years, 70 days old, Gauff becomes the youngest player to sweep the singles and doubles titles at an event since Maria Sharapova won both titles at 2004 Birmingham.
“I feel like all week I just was thinking about it,” Gauff added. “Especially when we got to the semifinals, you’re thinking about it, like, ‘It would be pretty cool to win both the singles and doubles titles.’ Happy that I was able to do that today.”
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