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Delray Beach's Coco Gauff, 15, becomes youngest tennis titlist in 15 years

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Delray Beach's Coco Gauff, 15, becomes youngest tennis titlist in 15 years

Delray Beach's Coco Gauff, 15, becomes youngest tennis titlist in 15 years

A tournament that began in defeat for Delray Beach teen tennis star Coco Gauff ended with her claiming her first tennis title.

The 15-year-old became the youngest Women's Tennis Association (WTA) winner since Nicole Vaidisova in 2004 when Gauff downed 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 in Linz, Austria, on Sunday.

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THEY ARE YOUNG.THEY ARE POWERFUL.AND THEY JUST MADEHISTORY.OVER THE WEEKEND,SIMONE BILES FLIPPEDHER WAY TO THE MOSTDECORATED GYMNASTEVER.AND THEN THERE'SDELRAY BEACHES OWNCOCO GAUFF WHO JUSTBECAME THE YOUNGESTTO WIN A WOMEN'STENNIS ASSOCIATIONSINGLES TITLE IN MORETHAN A DECADE.WPTV NEWSCHANNELFIVE'S TANIA ROGERSCAUGHT UP WITH HERPROUD GRANDMA.YVONNE ODOM SAYS SHEKNEW WHEN HERGRANDDAUGHTER COCOWAS BORN, SHE WOULDDO SOMETHING SPECIALWITH HER LIFE."Nursery school andyou look on the boardwhen they said whatis your favoritefood.

And you knowall of the kids wouldsay McDonald's,Burger King, frenchfries.

Coco hadbrocolli... laughs.

Isaid where did thatcome from?"NOW A TEENAGER, COCOIS SHOWING HERTALENT.... THISWEEKEND SHE WON HERFIRST EVER "WOMEN'STENNIS ASSOCIATION"SINGLES TITLE....BECOMING THE YOUNGESTTO WIN A W-T-A TITLEIN 15 YEARS."All I can do isthank God and I oftentell her you aretalented, that's agift, now it's up toyou to pursue thegift."THE TITLE WILL GIVEHER DIRECT ENTRY TO AGRAND SLAM EVENT ATTHE AUSTRALIAN OPENIN JANUARY.HER GRANDMOTHER ISPROUD."Sometimes if youpush kids too fasttoo often, then theyget burned out.

Butso far Candi andCorry have managedher career verywell.""She's 15, she can'teven drive.

So it'sbeen a story book butI think she'sprepared, her parentswith the support ofher church family.Because I know nowall over the UnitedStates people arepraying for Coco."TANIA ROGERS, WPTV,NEWSCHANNEL FIVE.ONE GROCERY CHAIN ISWORKING TO BETTERIMPROVE THE SHOPPI




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