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Coco Gauff's US Open victory draws record 3.4M viewers, 1.1M more than Novak Djokovic's win

Sep 13, 2023

America loves Coco Gauff, and so does ESPN.

Gauff's first Grand Slam title at the US Open last weekend powered ESPN to record-breaking viewership numbers. On Saturday, 3.4 million people watched Gauff defeat current world No. 1 Aryna Sabalenka in three sets, a 92% increase over the 2022 final between Iga Swiatek and Ons Jabeur, making it the most-viewed women's singles final ESPN has ever aired.

The men's final between Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev drew over one million fewer viewers than the women's, coming in at 2.3 million viewers. The match featured no Americans and no Carlos Alcaraz, one of the most talented and watchable young tennis stars in the world. Alcaraz was defeated by Medvedev, and then Djokovic defeated Medvedev in straight sets to claim his record-tying 24th Grand Slam title.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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