New Jersey-born Amanda Anisimova won the U.S. Open Girls' Singles title on Sunday. (Credit photo to USTA/Mike Lawrence)
Sixteen-year old Amanda Anisimova, of Aventura, Fla., won the US Open girls' singles title Sunday, defeating American 13-year old Cori 'CoCo' Gauff, 6-0, 6-2. It was the first time since 1981 that the US Open women's and girls' finals were both contested between two Americans.
"The success of our women and girls this year has been dramatic and comprehensive. It is a reflection of the fact that the pipeline is full, and it will have a huge, demonstrative and inspirational effect on all our players, male and female," said USTA Player Development GM Martin Blackman.
"When we look at our prominence in the Top 100 and the up-and-coming girls, it is a tribute to a great partnership between USTA Player Development and our best private-sector programs and coaches, with the USTA recognizing the invaluable role that our country's great private-sector coaches and programs play in the development of American champions."
Anisimova's victory ensured that three different American girls won junior singles titles at Grand Slam tournaments for the first time ever. Whitney Osuigwe, of Bradenton, Fla., defeated Claire Liu, of Thousand Oaks, Calif., in the French Open girls' final, while Liu beat Ann Li, of Devon, Pa., in the Wimbledon girls' final.