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Monday, September 11, 2023

Sportswoman of the Week Ending 9/10/2023


A changing of the guard took place right before our eyes on Saturday and a previously dominant sports entity is back.  No, we are not talking about the Texas Longhorns upset of Alabama.  But rather, American Ladies Tennis with a new superstar poised to pick up where her foremothers went before.  Coco Gauff put on an absolute display of talent and grit over the two weeks of the US Open to bring home the first trophy for an American teenage lady since a Williams Sister.  And the 19-year-old did it the hard way.  In seven rounds she dropped the first set three times, including the opening set of the tournament.  But battle back she did, beating four Top 32 opponents and riding the momentum of the roaring American Crowd in Flushing defeating two seeded Aryna Sabalenka for the title.  This won't be the last time we hear her name; Coco is the future of American ladies' tennis.

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