Coco Gauff wows in all-pink ‘Barbie’ outfit as she poses with her proud mum and dad and the US Open trophy… after lighting up New York to win her first Grand Slam at 19 to win
Coco Gauff looked perfect as she posed with her family and the US Open trophy in New York on the best night of her life.
The 19-year-old, who entered the tournament as sixth seed, put in the performance of her life on Sunday and won her first Grand Slam trophy.
And amid the media frenzy, Gauff and her family had time in the hours after the match to attend a photo shoot on the grounds of Flushing Meadows, where the US Open champion wore an all-pink ensemble.
Gauff took to social media to post the pictures, describing her outfit as “Barbie” – and admitting she was dreaming.
In the snaps, her mother Candi and father Corey can be seen sitting on either side and hugging their daughter, while in other pictures Gauff kisses the trophy.
Coco Gauff beams as she sits next to her mother and father in front of Arthur Ashe Stadium
Gauff kisses the trophy after winning the women’s singles title – winning $3 million in the process
The 19-year-old paid tribute to her father Corey (left) immediately after her stunning victory.
It appeared to be a moment of relative calm amid the day’s madness after she won the huge $3 million prize with a win over No. 2 seed Aryna Sabalenka.
Gauff had previously reached the final of the French Open but had never tasted the Grand Slam title until Saturday, but at just 19 years old she now has the whole world in front of her.
Speaking on court after her win, the American paid tribute to her father – and admitted it was the first time she had ever seen him cry.
“First of all, thank you to my parents.” “Today I saw my father cry for the first time,” she told the packed crowd at Arthur Ashe.
It seemed like Gauff wasn’t going to give up the trophy anytime soon after defeating Aryna Sabalenka
Gauff holds the trophy above her head, her name glowing on the screen behind her
The US Open is Gauff’s first Grand Slam trophy – but certainly not her last at the age of 19
It was an emotional day for the 19-year-old, but she took it all in stride
“He doesn’t want me to tell you this, but he got caught in 4K.” He thinks he’s so tough. Thank you guys. You believed in me from the beginning.’
“He was the first person I saw,” Gauff added after winning the Slam. ‘This moment. I will never forget that. I’m so happy. This man supported me so much.
“People always tried to tear us apart by saying he doesn’t need to be in my box or he doesn’t need to train me anymore. ‘They don’t know he’s the reason I won that match.’
The emotions were visible to everyone on the court as Gauff burst into tears after match point
Gauff – understandably – spent most of the afternoon and evening hoisting the trophy
Sabalenka was the higher ranked player before the game, but Gauff secured the win