Coco Gauff wows in all-pink ‘Barbie’ outfit as she poses with her proud mom and dad and the US Open trophy… after lighting up New York to win her first ever Grand Slam at 19
Coco Gauff looked picture perfect as she posed with her family and the US Open trophy on the greatest night of her life in New York.
The 19-year-old, who entered the tournament as sixth seed, put in the performance of her life on Sunday to win her first Grand Slam trophy.
And among the media madness in the hours after the match, Gauff and her family had time to take part in a photoshoot in the grounds of Flushing Meadows, the US Open champion donning an all-pink ensemble.
Taking to social media to post the images, Gauff described her outfit as ‘Barbie’ – and admitted she was dreaming.
In the snaps, her mom Candi and dad Corey can be seen sitting either side, hugging their daughter, while in other pictures Gauff kisses the trophy.
Coco Gauff beams as she sits alongside her mother and father outside Arthur Ashe Stadium
Gauff kisses the trophy after winning the women’s singles title – and $3million 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 among the madness of the day, after she had scooped the huge $3million prize by beating No 2 seed Aryna Sabalenka.
Gauff had previously reached the French Open final but had never tasted Grand Slam silverware until Saturday, but at the age of just 19 now has the whole world ahead of her.
Speaking on the court after her victory, the American paid tribute to her father – and admitted it was the first time she had ever seen him cry.
‘Thank you first to my parents. Today was the first time I’ve ever seen my dad cry,’ she told the packed crowd on Arthur Ashe.
It appeared Gauff wasn’t letting go of the trophy in a hurry after beating Aryna Sabalenka
Gauff holds the trophy above her head, with her name in lights on the screen behind her
The US Open is Gauff’s first Grand Slam trophy – but will surely not be her last at the age of 19
It was an emotional day for the 19-year-old, but she took everything in her stride
‘He doesn’t want me to tell y’all that but he got caught in 4K. He thinks he’s so hard. Thank you, guys. You believed in me from the beginning.’
‘He was the first person I saw,’ Gauff added after winning the Slam. ‘That moment. I’ll never forget that ever. I’m so happy. That man has supported me through so much.
‘People always tried to tear us apart, saying he didn’t need to be in my box or he didn’t need to coach me anymore. Little do they know, he’s the reason I won this match.’
On the court, the emotions were clear for all to see as Gauff burst into tears after match point
Gauff – understandably – spent most of the afternoon and evening hoisting the trophy aloft
Sabalenka was the higher-ranked player going into the match but Gauff sealed the victory