Coco Gauff raced to her second WTA singles title at the Emilia-Romagna Open in Parma on Saturday. A few hours later, she took to the centre court again to win the doubles title as well.
The third seed was facing former World No 12 Wang Qiang, the sixth seed from China. She took just an hour and 14 minutes to claim the title with a comfortable 6-1, 6-3 win.
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ALL EYES ON ✨COCO✨
🇺🇸 @CocoGauff, the 17-year-old American clinches her second WTA singles title in Parma 🏆#EmiliaRomagnaOpen pic.twitter.com/6rjWhYJ2mM
— wta (@WTA) May 22, 2021
The win furthered her impressive run this year, making it 20 wins from 26 matches.
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“It definitely means a lot, especially on clay, which is not really a surface I feel like people associate with me,” she said after her match.
“I always liked (clay), but I always fall on it, I always get dirty! I have good results on it, so it’s not about my performance. It’s just that clay shows you a little extra love than the other surfaces do.”
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Her result on Saturday came just a week after she reached the WTA 1000 Italian Open semi-final.
Singles and doubles sweep
Just a few hours after picking up her second singles title, Gauff partnered compatriot Caty McNally to win the doubles title at the same event.
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The fourth seeded American duo beat second seeds Darija Jurak and Andreja Klepac to claim the title.
2nd WTA singles title and 3rd doubles title!!! All in one day 🤝😁 pic.twitter.com/hC7F7yOEvc
— Coco Gauff (@CocoGauff) May 22, 2021
“I feel like all week I just was thinking about it,” Gauff added.
“Especially when we got to the semi-finals, 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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At 17 years and 70 days, Gauff becomes the youngest player to win both singles and doubles since Maria Sharapova achieved the feat at Birmingham in 2004 – aged 17 years and 55 days.
Sharapova’s sweep came 92 days after Gauff was born.