U.S Open wraps up after two weeks


The New York Times

Gauff (left) is comforted by Osaka (right) after losing in the 3rd round of the U.S Open.

The U.S Open wrapped on September 8 after two weeks of play. The final tennis tournament in the annual Grand Slam series produced some surprising scores.  

 19-year-old Bianca Andreescu beat Serena Williams in the Women’s singles final. Andresscu is the first Candian to win a Grand Slam singles title. Andresscu wasn’t even born when Williams went pro. 

  Rafeal Nadal of Spain beat Russian pro Daniil Medvedev in the Men’s singles final. Nadal won the Grand Slam after five sets of play coming close to beating the record for longest Men’s Singles Final at the U.S Open. Nadal colcated his 19th Grand Slam title after beating Medvedev on the 8. 

  The U.S Open had many famous visitors. Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle made an appearance at the Open to cheer on her friend Williams in the Women’s Singles Final. Other celebrities such as Anna Wintour, the Editor-in-Chief of Vogue, also made an appearance at the Women’s Singles Final. Other celebrities such as Shakira, Priyanka Chopra, Tiger Woods, Anna Kendrick, and Gayle King were also in attendance. 

  One of the most well-known moments from the U.S open occured between American tennis player Coco Gauff and Naomi Osaka who represents Japan. Osaka beat Guaff in the 3rd round of the U.S open, and Osaka asked Gauff to join her in the post-match interview. 

  Osaka convinced Gauff to join her in the post-match interview, instead of returning to the locker room. “I know that you guys are kind of coming at her with love, too, but I feel like the amount of media on her right now is kind of insane for her age. I just want her to, like, take care of herself” says Osaka to the media about Gauff. Guaff has said the moment was good for both of them.

  The 2019 U.S Open was full of moments that will be remembered for years to come. Canada saw its first ever Women’s Singles U.S Open champion and a moment of great sportsmanship between Osaka and Gauff. The U.S open has concluded the Grand Slam of tennis for 2019.