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18-Year-Old Coco Gauff Makes US Open Quarterfinals


Coco Gauff, of the United States, waves to fans after defeating Shuai Zhang, of China, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis championships, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)   Coco Gauff has become the youngest American woman in 13 years to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals. The 18-year-old Floridian reached the milestone Sunday at Arthur Ashe Stadium, where she beat China’s Zhang Shuai 7-5, 7-5. The last time an American made it that far was in 2009, when 17-year-old Melanie Oudin did it. Gauff is next scheduled to face France’s Caroline Garcia on Tuesday at 5pm.

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