The 15-year-old American has this opportunity after defeating 18-year-old Russian Anastasia Potapova, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 in the first round of the US Open.  "I think I (my parents) got a heart attack," said Gauff after winning the court to ESPN. "Especially my mother, my dad, he looks a bit tired there."
Five years ago, a player won a draw at the US Open before his sixteenth birthday. The last player to make it was CiCi Bellis.
Gauff, the youngest player in the draw, was followed by a sentence and a break. But she struggled – igniting the crowd at Louis Armstrong Stadium. Gauff had a 4-1 lead in the third set, but after a medical break, Potapova dropped back.
But Gauff stopped Potapova's winning streak and broke away to win the match as Potapova's forehand went a long way.
"Honestly, I wanted to win and just tried to calm down and really the audience helped me a lot because I was almost paused, "said Gauff to ESPN.
The age of the two players together is 33 years, making it the youngest match of the first round of this year's tournament. Potapova is 72nd. Gauff is 140th, a career high.
The youngest player in the draw, Gauff, gives her US Open debut as Joker. In July, she became a sensation overnight when she reached the fourth round of Wimbledon and prevailed against role models like Venus Williams.
In her run, she became the first 15-year-old, who reached the last 16 Wimbledon at 16 clock since Martina Hingis in 1996. Gauffs Wimbledon was terminated by the eventual champion Simona Halep.
Since then, Gauff won the women's doubles title at the Citi Open earlier this month, where she met the 17-year-old and American compatriot Catherine McNally worked together. In 2018 Gauff won the US Open double title for girls with McNally.
Gauff meets Hungary's Timea Babos in the second round. Babos, 26, advanced earlier on Tuesday after her first-round opponent, 28-year-old Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain, withdrew after Babos won the first set 2-6 in the third round against Naomi Osaka, the number 1 in the world, compete