US Open: defending champion Naomi Osaka defeats Coco Gauff in straight sets to enter the last 16
NEW YORK: best ranked defending champion Naomi Osaka defeated the sensation of 15 years of age of EE. UU. Coco gauff 6-3, 6-0 on Saturday in a showdown at Arthur Ashe Stadium to reach the United States Open The fourth round
The 21-year-old Japanese, also reigning champion of the Australian Open, dominated the American who reached the fourth round in Wimbledon to reserve a showdown of the last 16 against the Swiss number 13, Belinda Bencic.
The emotional shock was followed by tears in the interviews on the court, Osaka asked Gauff to join her with the microphone while they were on the net.
I said no because I knew I was going to cry all the time, Gauff said through tears after Osaka convinced her.
Gauff looked to his next doubles matches with his partner Caty McNally and then asked, not wanting to spoil the moment for Osaka.
Gauff was aware of the controversial ending to last year's United States Open final on the same court that left the awards ceremony a bittersweet one for Osaka -- fans booing after the umpire had awarded a penalty game to Osaka following insults from Serena Williams.
Osaka, fighting her own tears, spoke with Gauff's parents, saying: You raised an amazing player. I remember I used to see them train. We both made it and we are still working hard.
Osaka said the game was one of his best since winning the Australian Open.
This is the most focused I've been since Australia, Osaka said, telling Gauff: Sorry to play with this mentality.
After praising Gauff's movement skills on the court, Osaka seemed emotionally exhausted at the moment.
My brain is no longer working, he said to end the interview. Sorry.