Western & Southern Open Champs Claim US Open Titles
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From the Queen City to Queens, Coco Gauff and Novak Djokovic kept their momentum going as both backed up their Western & Southern Open wins by claiming the titles at the US Open.
Gauff’s US Open triumph was the first Major title in the 19-year-old’s career and capped off a summer in which she posted an 18-1 record and won three tournaments.
It was Djokovic’s third title at a Grand Slam event this season and his record 24th overall. Djokovic’s fourth US Open win followed his third Western & Southern Open victory and brings his career tally to 96 tournament titles.
This is the second time Djokovic has won titles in Cincinnati and New York in the same season, previously doing so in 2018. He joins Roger Federer (2005, 2007) as the only players to claim that double feature twice and is one of seven men to accomplish the feat in the Open Era (also Rafael Nadal, Pat Rafter, Mats Wilander, John McEnroe and Stan Smith).
Gauff is the third woman to win both titles in the same season, joining Serena Williams (2014) and Kim Clijsters (2010).
Both champions saw their ranking rise after the wins in Cincinnati and New York. Djokovic returned to the ATP’s No. 1 position after the US Open, marking his 390th week in the top spot. Gauff’s titles pushed her to a career high No. 3 – and for good measure she also rose to No. 1 in the doubles rankings alongside countrywoman and partner Jessica Pegula.
Gauff and Djokovic will have the chance to defend their Western & Southern Open titles when the tournament returns to the Lindner Family Tennis Center Aug. 11-19, 2024. Click here to join the waitlist for 2024 tickets.