Coco Gauff’s record broken as the Czech star becomes the youngest to break into the top 100 in the WTA rankings

The year 2022 has been a roller coaster ride for tennis fans worldwide. We’ve witnessed the heartfelt farewells of two legends of the sport while witnessing the growth of new tennis stars. Adding to the list of exciting talents coming to the fore is Linda Fruhvirtova. The young Czech star won her first WTA singles title at just 17 years old at the 2022 Chennai Open. She subsequently broke a record previously held by Coco Gauff.

The 2022 Chennai Open will mark the return of a WTA tournament to India for the first time since 2008. Linda Fruhvirtova defeated Magda Linette 4-6 6-3 6-4 to win her first WTA singles title.

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The Czech star tops Coco Gauff

At the 2019 Linz Open, Cori “Coco” Dionne Gauff won her first WTA Tour singles title at age 15, becoming the youngest-ever singles titleholder. coconut Gauff defeated Je─╝ena Ostapenko in the finals, becoming the youngest WTA player to win a singles title. Fruhvirtova also won her first title in Chennai on Sunday and became the youngest player to make the top 100.

MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – MARCH 23: Cori Gauff of the United States during a media day interview on Day 3 of the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium on March 23, 2022 in Miami Gardens, Florida (Photo by Robert Prange/Getty Images)

“I felt good in my game and I knew I could get a good result here, but it was way better than we all probably expected.” you stressed when asked about her match. In front of a sold out Chennai crowd, 17-year-old Fruhvirtova defeated the third seed from Poland. With this incredible win, Linda Fruhvirtova broke into the top 75 of the WTA rankings.

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“I’m pretty shocked, I’m struggling to find the right words at the moment, I just didn’t expect that.” Linda spoke with tears in her eyes after her incredible win. A fight lasting 2 hours and 40 minutes kept the crowd in suspense.

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Despite losing the first set, the teenager kept her nerves in check to pen a memorable comeback win. Is this the start of a new era of dominance for the younger generation in tennis?

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