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Australian Open: Coco Gauff Stuns Naomi Osaka In Straight Sets And We’ve Got The Highlights

Naomi Osaka and Coco Gauff

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Australian Open: Coco Gauff Stuns Naomi Osaka In Straight Sets And We’ve Got The Highlights

No one really knew what to expect when Australian Open defending champ Naomi Osaka took to the court at Rod Laver Arena with 15-year-old Coco Gauff, however the winner was determined in just 67 minutes.

Coco Gauff pulled off the big upset, knocking out Naomi Osaka in straight sets: 6-3, 6-4 in the third round of the Australian Open 2020, and… WOW!!!

Set one

It began with a pressure-felt opening service game from Coco Gauff, and she held after tackling a deuce. In this re-match, Coco was ready for Naomi’s service game, and delivered some great returns.

Their last meeting in New York prepared Coco for Naomi’s power. Both of them dominated their first serves and no real errors were made. Soon, Coco had a love-hold at 3-2.    

The body serves from Coco didn’t allow Naomi to break her. Later, an error from the defending champion gave rise to the first break point of the match.

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With sheer concentration, Coco broke Naomi’s serve, and in the blink of an eye, Coco had a commanding 5-3 lead. She closed out the set with a love service as Naomi sprayed unforced errors.

Set two

With Naomi’s first serve percentage plummeting, Coco broke her again. Then, for the first time in the match, third seed Naomi had 2 break points of her own, as Coco double-faulted and ended up being broken. Naomi then held her own serve and took a 2-1 lead.

Being down a game didn’t phase Coco in the least, as she went on to play a clean game of tennis — especially with her return of serve. With World Number four Naomi’s errors piling up again, Coco broke her again, taking a 4-3 lead and the drover’s seat in the third-round match.

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Coco Gauff leads by a set and a break

Naomi Osaka produced a whopping total of 30 unforced errors in the match and her erratic tennis towards the end gave her no chance to make a comeback. With three match points in hand, Coco sealed her fourth-round spot and took out the defending champion. After this loss, Osaka will be ranked number nine in the world.

After her victory, a very happy Coco said:

“I love it down here. Thank you guys from the bottom of my heart. Oh my gosh, I’m on Rod Laver Arena!”

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