Teenage Star Gauff Reaches Maiden WTA Final

First-time finalist Coco Gauff I showed I can play at a top level

In Sunday's ultimate, she is going to face 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko who saved three match factors in beating Russian eighth seed Ekaterina Alexandrova 1-6, 7-6 (7/5), 7-5.

Thus, Cori has become the youngest WTA semi-finalist since Nicole Vaidisova in Tashkent 2004 and the youngest American since Jennifer Capriati since the US Open 1991, achieving the feat before Venus and Serena Williams.

"This is insane", Gauff added after winning in 92 minutes.

The American was fortunate to advance to the second round of the Linz Open after getting a lucky loser draw less than an hour before Tuesday's match was set to begin. Andrea hit a lot of winners and put pressure on me.

Five-time major victor and former world number one Sharapova, 32, has been carrying a shoulder injury and hasn't played since a first-round exit at the US Open.

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"First time in my life, even in juniors, that I got into something as a lucky loser and now I'm in the final", Gauff said to CNN.

"I just got off the court, so I've not thought about the semi-final", said Gauff, who plays Germany's Andrea Petkovic in the last four. "I think I'll keep using it until it doesn't work so well anymore".

Under normal circumstances, Coco Gauff wouldn't have made the main draw at this week's tournament in Linz, Austria.

Gauff, 15, faced 10 break points but recovered well to fend off nine of them against Petkovic in the semifinal, before sealing victory on her second match point.

The youngest-ever victor of a WTA Tour title was two-time US Open champion Tracy Austin, aged just 14, at Portland in 1977.

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