Coco Gauff wins DC Open with victory over Maria Sakkari… with fourth WTA singles title ideal preparation ahead of US Open tilt
- Coco Gauff beat Maria Sakkari 6-2 6-3 in the DC Open women’s final on Sunday
- Gauff did not drop a set all week in the tournament, a tuneup for the U.S. Open
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Gauff, the 19-year-old from Florida, did not drop a set all week in the hard-court tournament that is a tuneup for the U.S. Open, which begins in New York on August 28.
This was her second trophy of the season, alongside one in Auckland, New Zealand, in January.
Gauff is ranked No 7 in the world and was seeded No 3 in Washington, where she teamed with Caty McNally to win the doubles title in 2019.
The match briefly was interrupted in each set when a spectator was attended to in the stands on an afternoon with the temperature at about 90 degrees and the humidity at 55 per cent.
Coco Gauff beat Maria Sakkari in the DC Open final to win her fourth WTA Tour singles title
Gauff, the 19-year-old from Florida, did not drop a set all week in the hard-court tournament
This was the first year of Washington’s tournament as a combined ATP-WTA 500 event.
Despite that equal billing, the prize money is still not the same – and isn´t expected to be until 2027.
Gauff earned $120,150, while the men´s champion was going to receive a check for $353,445.