Coco Gauff has had two very busy weeks in Italy, and its paid off. Fresh off her impressive run in Rome last week, the 17-year-old outshined Wang Qiang, 6-1, 6-3, in the Parma final on Saturday to capture her second career WTA title.

Playing in her second tour-level final, Gauff jumped to an early 3-0 lead. Serving for the set at 5-1, two back-to-back double faults almost cost her the game, fighting off three break points to take the first set from Wang.

Having traded four holds in the second set, Gauff pulled away from the inspired Chinese, winning four of the last five games to close out the match.


No. 48th-ranked Wang was seeking her third WTA title, having won her previous two in 2018 on home soil in Nanchang and Guangzhou. It was also her first final outside of China—she reached all her four finals in 2018.

Gauff, who reached a career-high ranking of No. 30 on Monday, has put together a remarkable season thus far, reaching two semifinals and two quarterfinals. She’s 12-3 on clay this season.

“Hopefully we can both keep this going all the way to the French Open,” she said in her victory speech.

Later on Saturday, Gauff partnered with compatriot and friend Caty McNally to claim the doubles final, defeating Darija Jurak and Andreja Klepac, 6-3, 6-2. They have now won three tour-level doubles career titles together. With both her wins today, Gauff becomes the youngest player to sweep the singles and doubles titles at an event since Maria Sharapova 2004.