June 16, 2021

Coco Gauff Defeats Reigning Champion Naomi Osaka at Australian Open

Gauff, the 15-year-old phenom, won in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4.Coco Gauff beat Naomi Osaka in the third round of the Australian Open, 6-3, 6-4.
Coco Gauff beat Naomi Osaka in the third round of the Australian Open, 6-3, 6-4.Credit…Asanka Brendon Ratnayake for The New York Times
Kurt Streeter
By Kurt Streeter
Jan. 24, 2020

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MELBOURNE, Australia — Coco Gauff is only 15, still growing in every way, and still fresh to the world of professional tennis, but she can win this Australian Open.

That is no stretch.

Not anymore.

Not after the precociously gifted young American once again flashed her prodigious moxie and talent on the biggest of stages. This time it was here at the Australian Open on a warm Friday night, Gauff plowing easily past No. 3-seeded Naomi Osaka on the very court where Osaka won the title last year.

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