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US Open 2023: Teen phenom Coco Gauff punches ticket to final; youngest American to do so since Serena Williams

Coco Gauff is putting her name in the history books.

The 19-year-old phenom won her semifinals match at the U.S. Open on Thursday over Karolina Muchová, 6-4, 7-5.

Although the victory came in straight sets, it hardly came easily – the penultimate point was a 40-shot rally as Muchová was desperately trying to get the second set into a tiebreaker on her serve – but Gauff was able to break the point to clinch the win.

The eventful protest could have made Gauff remember this night for all the wrong reasons, but now, she has her eyes on a much higher prize.

“I grew up watching this tournament so much, so it means a lot to be in the final. A lot to celebrate,” Gauff said. “But the job is not done, so hopefully you can back me on Saturday.”

She will face either No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus or No. 17 Madison Keys of the U.S. on Saturday.

Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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