15-Year-Old Rising Star "Coco Gauff" Knocks Out Defending Champion "Naomi Osaka" In The Australian Open.

American teenager Coco Gauff have knocked out Japanese reigning Australia Open 2019 champion Naomi Osaka in a thrilling match...

Coco Gauff Upsets Naomi Osaka in the 
Australian Open 2020...

The 15-year-old teenager, having knocked out Venus Williams and Sorana Cirstea in the first and second round respectively,  produced another masterclass performance in the third round to defeat World No.3 Naomi Osaka in straights sets on Friday in a straight set 6-3, 6-4 in just 64 minutes.

Meanwhile, the story was a different one four months ago, when they met at the US Open, Naomi thrashed Coco 6-3, 6-0 despite struggling with a knee injury. After Coco was defeated, Naomi comforted her, and gave her a chance to address her fans, and said some nice things about her family.

Gauff on her debut advances to the round of 16 in the Australian Open, the victory for her makes her the youngest woman to defeat a defending major champion since Jennifer Capriati at the 1991 US Open.

"I was just telling myself one point at a time and keep fighting because you never know what happens on this court.

"I love you all from the bottom of my heart, I love it here on Rod Laver Arena, I can't believe this"... Says Coco

Coco Gauff is set to face either compatriot Sofia Kenin or Chinese Shuai Zhang in the next round.

"I have an age problem - I don't like losing to people younger than me. So I took this very personally"... 22-year-old Naomi Osaka after defeat to Coco Gauff at the Australian Open 2020 said, compared to their New York meeting, Gauff had been more aggressive, adding:

"Her serve is way better than when I played her last year.

"I feel like I wasn't really swinging freely and she was. I just feel tight playing here a little bit because of the defending thing.

"And then today more because I have played her before. There's always such a huge hype leading into the match. And of course it's well-deserved. It's just tough".

1 comment

Silvia said...

Wow nice

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