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Teenage sensation Coco Gauff will be the first 15-year-old to reach the top 50 in the WTA ranking within 15 years

Teenage sensation Coco Gauff becomes the first 15-year-old to reach the top 50 in the WTA ranking within 15 years after an incredible run on the professional circuit last year

  • Coco Gauff will be the first 15-year-old to reach the top 50 in the WTA ranking within 15 years
  • The American emulates Sesil Karatantcheva who did the same in August 2005
  • Gauff’s end-of-year ranking in 2018 was 686 before she reached 68 at the end of 2019

The American teen sensation Coco Gauff made its top 50 debut in the updated WTA ranking released on Monday and became the first 15-year-old in 15 years to achieve the achievement.

Gauff, who continued her dramatic rise by reaching the fourth round of her Australian Open debut before losing to the final champion Sofia Kenin, emulates Bulgarian Sesil Karatantcheva, who reached the top 50 at the same age in August 2005.

Gauff from Florida has enjoyed a sensational run on the professional circuit since July of last year when she reached the fourth round of Wimbledon in her first major championship competition.

Coco Gauff will be the first 15-year-old in 15 years to reach the top 50 in the WTA ranking

Coco Gauff will be the first 15-year-old in 15 years to reach the top 50 in the WTA ranking

She also reached the third round of the US Open before lifting her first WTA title in Linz, Austria at the end of the 2019 season.

Gauff’s end-of-year ranking in 2018 was 686 before she climbed incredibly to 68 at the end of 2019.

The teenager will look forward to continuing to rise in the rankings when she returns to action to play at the Indian Wells Open next month.

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