Meanwhile, American teenage sensation Coco Gauff will play the Grand Slam final for the second time in her career after a straight sets win against Karolina Muchova in the US Open 2023 semifinal. Gauff defeated Muchova 6-4, 7-5 on Thursday night to reach her first women's singles final at Flushing Meadows. Gauff, seeded sixth, has won 11 consecutive matches, the best streak of her career, and has won 17 of 18 matches, including titles in Washington DC and Cincinnati.
In addition, 19-year-old Gauff has become the youngest American female player to participate in the US Open final since Serena Williams in 1999. She is trying to become the fourth American woman to win the title this century, after Serena, her sister Venus and Sloane Stephens. Moreover, Gauff is the youngest woman to appear in multiple Grand Slam finals (including 2020 Roland Garros) since Maria Sharapova (2004 Wimbledon and 2006 US Open) and the youngest to do so since Monica Seles from 1990–93.
On the other hand, Aryna Sabalenka, the WTA No. 1 in-waiting, won the semi-finals against Madison Keys 0-6, 7-6(1), 7-6(5) to advance to her first US Open final. The 25-year-old Belarusian had not lost a set on her way to the US Open 2023 semi-finals. After officially rising to the top of the rankings following the US Open, Sabalenka has continued her impressive run at major tournaments with her second Slam final this year. She was also the first player to reach the semi-finals of all four Grand Slam events in the same year since Serena did so in 2016.
Moreover, the win after midnight is Sabalenka's 50th match win of the year. This is the first time in her career that Sabalenka has achieved the highest number of tour-level wins in a season.
Played: 5 | Gauff: 3 | Sabalenka: 2
The US Open 2023 final between Coco Gauff and Aryna Sabalenka is scheduled to start at 1:30 AM IST on Sunday and will be telecast live on Sony Sports network while the live streaming will be available on Sony Liv.