Katherine Hui made it two big victories for American teenagers at the US Open on Saturday, winning the girls’ title as an unseeded wildcard in only her second junior grand slam appearance.
Hui, an 18-year-old from San Diego who is entering her freshman year at Stanford, stepped on to Court 12 for her final during 19-year-old Coco Gauff’s victory over Aryna Sabalenka for the women’s title inside Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Hui then beat No 9 seed Tereza Valentova of the Czech Republic 6-4, 6-4. Hui said she has never met Gauff, but was cheering for her until having to begin her own match.
“I didn’t know what happened after, but I heard some really loud roars come across, so I just assumed she w