"I'm 19, I'm not in debt, I live with my parents still" - Coco Gauff jokes about how she will spend US Open prize money 

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Coco Gauff recently shared some light-hearted thoughts on how she intends to use her US Open prize money. She joked that she isn't burdened by debt and continues to reside with her parents, so she doesn't owe anyone any money.

On Saturday, Gauff secured her maiden Grand Slam title by defeating Aryna Sabalenka in the US Open final. The American is the first teenager to claim the New York Major since Serena Williams did so in 1999.

This victory gave Gauff $3,000,000 in prize money and pushed her cumulative career earnings to a substantial $11,107,463.

During a live Instagram video, the 19-year-old was asked about her plans for the prize money she won at the US Open. She replied that someone suggested using the prize money to pay off debts, but then joked that she doesn't have any since she didn't attend college.

Gauff humorously added that she's fortunate her parents never put her in a position where she would have to deal with debt, so she currently has no financial obligations to address.

"Somebody said pay off debts, I'm 19 I don't have any debt, I'm not in debt, I live with my parents still, so I'm not in debt. I didn't go to college so I don't have any student bills to pay, I'm too young, my parents never put me in that position to be in debt, so I have nothing to pay right now," Coco Gauff said.

US Open champ Coco Gauff is now at a career-high No. 3, runner-up Aryna Sabalenka takes the No. 1 spot

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Coco Gauff's victory at the US Open has propelled her to a career-best ranking of No. 3 in the world. Aryna Sabalenka, who was the tournament's runner-up, has ascended to the pinnacle of the rankings, securing the No. 1 position.

Iga Swiatek's impressive 75-week reign as the No. 1 player, during which she reached No. 10 on the all-time list of most weeks at the top, has come to an end. Swiatek's exit in the fourth round at the just concluded US Open, combined with Sabalenka's run to the final, has allowed the latter to seize the coveted No. 1 position in the rankings with a total of 9,266 points.

Swiatek closely follows in second place with 8,195 points. Meanwhile, the US Open champion Coco Gauff sits at No. 3 with 6,165 points.

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Edited by Krutik Jain
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