Teen sensation Coco Gauff comes back from a set down to beat Anastasia Potapova on her US Open debut… after reminding fans what she prefers to be called with a note on her trainers!
- Coco Gauff recovered from losing the first set to win her debut US Open match
- The 15-year-old sensation beat Anastasia Potapova 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 on Tuesday
- She wrote ‘Call me Coco’ on shoe before first-round match at Flushing Meadows
Coco Gauff continued her fairytale rise with a comeback win over Anastasia Potapova on her US Open debut on Tuesday.
The 15-year-old recovered from losing the first set 6-3 to claim the next two 6-2, 7-5 against a player 68 places higher up in the rankings.
Gauff got a wild-card entry from the US Tennis Association after making a surprising run to the fourth-round at Wimbledon last month in the first Grand Slam tournament of her career.
Coco Gauff celebrates with the crowd after winning on her first match at the US Open
Gauff clenches her fist as she fights back in her match against Anastasia Potapova
The 15-year-old lets out a huge roar after clinching the second set from a break down
The American fell behind 3-0 at the start against Potapova, an 18-year-old from Russia, then was broken to begin the second set and third before turning things around at Louis Armstrong Stadium.
The players’ combined age of 33 made it the youngest matchup of the first-round at Flushing Meadows.
Gauff had hand-written a message on her trainers before the match, instructing her fans what to call her.
Teenage star Gauff plays a backhand during her debut match at the US Open on Tuesday
Anastasia Potapova celebrates winning a point as she claims the first set 6-3
It read: ‘Call me Coco’, and was scrawled in black marker pen.
The teenager made the headlines after reaching the second week at Wimbledon earlier this summer.
Despite being just a qualifier she beat her idol Venus Williams, 24 years her senior, 6-4, 6-4 in her maiden Grand Slam match.
Gauff wrote ‘Call me Coco’ on her shoe ahead of her first-round US Open clash