#315: "Miss Gauff"
Coco Gauff -- a child prodigy who built her career step by step -- grabs her first major title at 19 to cap a stunning turnaround this summer. She slays every question, embraces gratitude, thanks her haters, and will leave New York a superstar. Aryna Sabalenka ascends to world no. 1 for the first time, reaching the semifinals in every Slam this year, but couldn't stop Gauff in the final. The US Open leaves women's tennis in a truly exciting place, with a clear top tier and a number of women with diverse playing styles always a threat to win. We're also talking about the WTA Finals announcement, the second annual ball controversy, doubles, and Pegula's rich girl confidence.
0:30 Cori Dionne Gauff is the US Open champion!
7:15 The final: fighting back from a first set blowout
25:45 How we talk about male coaches in women’s tennis
31:15 Aryna’s disarming honesty
40:05 Madison zones for 70 minutes but comes up short against Sabalenka
48: Other notes from the second week: Ostapenko’s fitness should not be in doubt
53:20 Doubles: Dabrowski/Routliffe win the title and Townsend lit up the courts all week
59:35 The WTA Finals are where?
63:35 What is up with the US Open balls?
71:30 Speaking of haters