Teenage sensation Coco Gauff becomes first 15-year-old to crack top 50 in WTA rankings in 15 years following incredible run on professional circuit last year
- Coco Gauff becomes first 15-year-old to crack top 50 in WTA rankings in 15 years
- The American emulates Sesil Karatantcheva who did the same in August 2005
- Gauff’s year-end ranking in 2018 was 686 before she reached 68 by end of 2019
American teenage sensation Coco Gauff made her top 50 debut in the updated WTA rankings released on Monday, becoming the first 15-year-old in 15 years to achieve the feat.
Gauff, who continued her dramatic rise by reaching the fourth round on her Australian Open debut before losing to eventual champion Sofia Kenin, emulates Bulgarian Sesil Karatantcheva, who made the top 50 at the same age in August 2005.
Florida-based Gauff has enjoyed a sensational run on the professional circuit since July last year when she reached the fourth round of Wimbledon in her first major championship appearance.
Coco Gauff becomes the first 15-year-old in 15 years to make the top 50 in the WTA rankings
She also advanced to the US Open third round before lifting her first WTA title in Linz, Austria at the end of the 2019 season.
Gauff’s year-end ranking in 2018 was 686 before she incredibly climbed to 68 by the end of 2019.
The teenager will look to continue her rise up the rankings when she returns to action to play at the Indian Wells Open next month.
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