Coco Gauff thinks becoming new No. 1 ‘is pretty cool’

Delray Beach teen tennis star rises to top of latest doubles rankings
Coco Gauff, of the United States, reacts after a score during a match against Paula Badosa, of...
Coco Gauff, of the United States, reacts after a score during a match against Paula Badosa, of Spain, at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic tennis tournament in San Jose, Calif., Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)(AP)
Published: Aug. 15, 2022 at 10:05 AM EDT
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Delray Beach teenager Coco Gauff has risen to the top of the women’s doubles tennis rankings after winning the National Bank Open.

The 18-year-old tennis star is the new No. 1 in the latest Women's Tennis Association rankings released Monday.

Gauff paired with Jessica Pegula to take down Nicole Melichar-Martinez and Ellen Perez in Sunday's doubles final in Canada.

Coco Gauff follows through on a return to Paula Badosa at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic...
Coco Gauff follows through on a return to Paula Badosa at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic tennis tournament Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, in San Jose, Calif.

At 18 years and 154 days old, Gauff is the second-youngest player in WTA history to reach the top of the doubles rankings. Switzerland's Martina Hingis was the youngest at 17 years and 251 days old.

"Being No. 1 is pretty cool," Gauff told reporters in Toronto after the victory.

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