Awesome in Auckland
Coco Gauff started her campaign off by going back to back in New Zealand.
The US Open champion defended her Auckland Open title with a riveting 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-3 comeback over No.2 seed Elina Svitolina.
In doing so, the 19-year-old improves her career finals record to 7-1 and since Wimbledon, moving onto hard courts, Gauff has compiled an astonishing 29-4 win-loss ratio.
"I don’t know if I was expecting this result, but I’m really happy with how I managed to play today," said Gauff. "I think today level-wise was definitely not my best match or best level this week, but sometimes when you win when you’re not playing your best, it makes you feel more satisfied."