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#6 Coco Gauff upsets #2 Aryna Sabalenka at US Open Final to win first Grand Slam title

The US Open will determine the women’s singles champion on Saturday afternoon. #6 Coco Gauff and #2 Aryna Sabalenka meet in the Final and we’ll have live updates until a winner is settled.

General view of Arthur Ashe Stadium during the Dominic Thiem of Austria match against Alexander Zverev of Germany in the men’s singles final match on day 14 of the 2020 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

The 2023 US Open comes to a close this weekend and on Saturday, #2 Aryna Sabalenka and #6 Coco Gauff face off for the women’s championship. The women’s Final gets started at 4 p.m. ET inside Arthur Ashe Stadium and will air on ESPN.

We’ll be providing live updates throughout the match until a winner is settled. We’ll also drop in video of what should be an exciting contest between Gauff and Sabalenka.

This marks the sixth time these have faced off. Gauff is 3-2 in their head-to-head matchups and has won two of the three that took place outdoors on a hard court. Gauff won in 2020 at The Top Seed Open and in 2022 at the National Bank Open. Sabalenka won their most recent match, in the quarterfinals of the BNB Paribas Open.

Sabalenka enters the match as a -130 favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook while Gauff has settled as a +105 underdog. Total games is installed at 22.5, with the over priced at -105 and the under priced at -115. Total sets is installed at 2.5 with the under priced at -170 and the over priced at +115.

Sabalenka is -130 to win the first set and -125 to win the second set. Gauff is +105 to win the first set and +100 to win the second set. Sabalenka is +195 to win the match in straight sets while Gauff is +245 to do the same.

Coco does it!

Gauff finished it off with an amazing passing shot on triple championship point. She wins 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 and becomes the third American teenage woman to win the US Open. She joins Tracy Austin and Serena Williams in accomplishing the feat. She’s also the youngest American Grand Slam champ since Serena Williams won her first title at the 1999 US Open.

Gauff gets break, will serve for the set

She rolled over Sabalenka in the seventh game and after taking a 40-15 lead, put it away to secure the break. She leads 5-2 and will serve for her first Grand Slam title.

Sabalenka gets a break

She has cut the third set to 4-2 after breaking Gauff’s serve. She’s got work to do, but that was a key break to keep her hopes alive.

Sabalenka calls medical timeout down in third set

Sabalenka held serve in the last game to cut Gauff’s third-set lead to 4-1. After the game, Sabalenka called an injury timeout to get something looked on our upper left leg.

Gauff holds to take a 4-0 lead

Sabalenka took a 30-15 lead in the game, but Coco steamrolled her the rest of the way to win her fifth straight game.

Gauff with another break

Coco held serve in the second game and then broke Sabalenka in the third game to take a 3-0 lead in the final set. Sabalenka showed against Keys how quickly she can turn things around, but she’s in a big hole right now and Gauff is only gaining confidence.

Gauff breaks to open the third set

Coco is on a roll now, breaking Sabalenka to take a 1-0 lead in the decisive set. She’s showing amazing foot speed to get all around the court. Even when Gauff isn’t getting the point, she’s making Sabalenka work for every point and might just be wearing her down.

Gauff ties it up

The US Open women’s championship will be decided in three sets. Coco took control of the second set and never let up en route to a 6-3 set win. The match is now tied after two sets.

Sabalenka holds on another point of the match contender

Sabalenka cut Gauff’s lead to 4-2 after narrowly avoiding facing break point. This exchange will contend with the earlier first-set point that was a wild one. The athleticism on display is something to behold.

Gauff holds after facing break point

She took a 4-1 lead after a tough back-and-forth game. The previous break wouldn’t have mattered if she didn’t get the win, but this puts her in strong position to even up this match.

Gauff breaks on a Sabalenka double fault

Gauff got a key break to take a 3-1 lead in the second set after Aryna Sabalenka double-faulted for the fourth time this tournament. It is only the second break for Coco.

Gauff and Sabalenka back-and-forth to open the second set

The first set opened with three breaks in the first five games. This set has opened with each player holding serve through the first three games. Gauff leads the second set 2-1.

Sabalenka wins first set 6-2

The first five games were extremely competitive, with three breaks between the two players. However, once Sabalenka got her second break, she rolled through the next three games. Gauff had her moments, but Sabalenka was in control to close out the first set and take a 1-0 set lead in the Final.

Sabalenka gets another break

She rolled in the seventh game of the set and has taken a 5-2 lead. She won the game in relatively short order and will be be serving for the set in the eighth game.

Sabalenka holds after facing break point

Someone finally held as Sabalenka took a 4-2 lead. We also got the early front-runner for point of the match. Sabalenka had Gauff running back and forth on three straight shots before finally putting her away with a serious smash.

Sabalenka with another break to take a 3-2 lead

Sabalenka took a 40-30 lead, but Gauff fought back and forced a pair ties on the point. However, Sabalenka closed it out with two straight and recaptured the lead with her second break of the first set.

Gauff breaks to even it at 2-2

Sabalenka dropped behind 30-0 and then 40-15 after her third double fault of the match. She got back to 30-40, but had an unforced error into the net and the first set is now even.

Gauff on the board

Sabalenka blew through Gauff in the second game to take a 2-0 lead, but Gauff bounced back with a strong showing in the third game. She took a 40-15 lead and closed it out to cut the lead to 2-1.

Sabalenka breaks Gauff in first game

Sabalenka jumped on top 1-0. She led 40-30 before Gauff tied it up, but then won two straight points to get the opening break.

World rankings

Sabalenka badly wants to win this match, but regardless of the result, she’ll have a big moment on Monday when the world rankings are released. After #1 Iga Świątek lost in the fourth round and Sabalenka won, it guaranteed she would replace Świątek atop the world rankings. Gauff entered the tournament ranked #6 in the world. She will climb to #5 if she loses to Sabalenka and to #3 with a win.

Pre-match weather

It’s raining up and down the east coast, but thankfully Arthur Ashe Stadium has a roof the tournament organizers can close. There will be no weather delay for this game.