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Gauff, 15, handed wild card to play at US Open

(CNN)Cori "Coco" Gauff will compete in her second career grand slam at the US Open this month after organizers handed the 15-year-old a wild card entry. The American became an overnight sensation in July when she reached the fourth round of Wimbledon, beating the likes of idol Venus Williams in the process.The teenager claimed the women's doubles title at the Citi Open earlier this month, where she partnered with 17-year-old Catherine McNally. READ: Cori 'Coco' Gauff, 15, says she will 'learn a lot' after losing in straight setsREAD: Coco Gauff: How do you protect a 15-year-old tennis prodigy?'Dream big' Recently Gauff told CNN Sport she was hoping to compete at the US Open and had her eyes set on winning her home grand slam. However, fore ...