NEW YORK (AP) — As a teary Coco Gauff congratulated her opponents on their women's doubles title at the U.S. Open, she demonstrated the age gap that had been on the court.
Sam Stosur, she revealed, was the first pro tennis player to give her an autograph.
"Little bit of a scary thought," the 37-year-old Stosur said.
Stosur wouldn't let the 17-year-old Gauff get her first Grand Slam title.
Stosur and Zhang Shuai beat Gauff and Caty McNally 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 at Flushing Meadows on Sunday, winning their second major doubles title together and denying the teenagers their first.