The women's singles final of the 2023 US Open drew more viewers than the men's singles final, according to Nielsen data. The match between Coco Gauff and Aryna Sabalenka averaged 4.5 million viewers, while the match between Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev averaged 4.3 million viewers.
This is the first time since 2015 that the women's singles final has drawn more viewers than the men's singles final. Gauff's win was also the most-watched US Open women's singles final since Serena Williams won in 2014.
"I'm so grateful for all the support I've received," Gauff said after the match. "I'm glad that so many people were able to tune in and watch me play."
Gauff's win has also boosted her endorsement earnings. She has signed deals with New Balance, Bose, and Barilla, and is reportedly worth millions of dollars.
Serena Williams' Childhood Coach: Coco Gauff Is Not a One-Hit Wonder
Serena Williams' childhood coach, Rick Macci, believes that Coco Gauff is not a one-hit wonder.
"She's the real deal," Macci said. "She has the talent, the drive, and the work ethic to be a champion for many years to come."
Gauff burst onto the scene in 2019 when she reached the quarterfinals of Wimbledon at the age of 15.
"I'm still young and I'm still learning," Gauff said. "But I'm confident that I can achieve great things in the future."
Coco Gauff Reveals Comments Doubters Were Making About Her
Coco Gauff has revealed that she used to hear people say that she was a "one-hit wonder."
"It used to bother me," Gauff said. "But now I just ignore it. I know what I'm capable of."
Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula Ranked No. 1 in the World in Doubles
Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula have been ranked No. 1 in the world in doubles.
"It's an amazing feeling to be ranked No. 1 in the world," Gauff said. "We've worked really hard and we're just getting started."
Pegula added: "We have a lot of potential and I'm excited to see what we can achieve in the future."
Gauff and Pegula are the first American pair to be ranked No. 1 in the world since Serena Williams and Venus Williams in 2010.
- US Open 2023: Women's singles final draws more viewers than Djokovic-Medvedev clash (asianetnews.com)
- Coco Gauff Open champ, New Balance, Bose, Barilla earnings in millions (Daily Mail)
- Serena Williams' childhood coach gives take on if Coco Gauff is a one-hit wonder (Tennisworldusa.org)
- Coco Gauff US Open win bigger viewing figures than Novak Djokovic (Tennis365.com)
- Coco Gauff reveals comments doubters were making about her (Tennisworldusa.org)
- Jessica Pegula, Coco Gauff ranked No. 1 in world in doubles (Wivb.com)
This article was written with Bard, a large language model from Google AI and edited by a human.