Naomi Osaka -01- (JPN) def [WC] Coco Gauff -140- (USA)
Match recap from Arthur Ashe Stadium announcer Andy Taylor.
With all the hype swirling around American teenage sensation Coco Gauff, it comes as no surprise that the defending champion was fired-up and focused for tonight’s Round-3 clash.
Naomi was relentless, especially in set-2. The 2-time Grand Slam champ absolutely unloaded on every ground-stroke, overpowering Gauff with tremendously accurate punishment.
Reality: It was an important match for both. Potential rivalry in the making.
How cool is Naomi Osaka? She asked Coco to be a part of the post-match interview on court and got truly emotional addressing Coco’s Mom and Dad. Humble. Authentic. Selfless. Hugs all around.
NEXT:  Belinda Bencic -12- (SUI) vs  Naomi Osaka -01- (JPN)
Round-3 Biography |  Naomi Osaka -01- (JPN)
She…is the defending US Open Champion. Last year – at just 20-years-old, ranked #19 in the World – she stunned the field here New York, defeating 6-time Champion Serena Williams to capture her first Major title. And it was a dominant two-weeks – losing only a single set in her seven match victories that led to the title. But she wasn’t done. After the win, she broke into the top-10, reached the WTA Finals for the first time, then started 2019 by earning her second Major at the Australian Open, and claiming the World #1 ranking. She now owns 3 Singles titles, is 2-for-2 in Grand Slam Finals, and this week marks her 24th week as the sport’s top-ranked player. From Japan, please welcome the defending US Open Champion and #1 Player in the World, Naomi Osaka.
▲ R3: def [WC] Coco Gauff -140- (USA) 63 60
▲ R2: def Magda Linette -53- (POL) 62 64 – Louis Armstrong Stadium
▲ R1: def Anna Blinkova -84- (RUS) 64 67(5) 62
Round-3 Biography | [WC] Coco Gauff -140- (USA)
At just 15-years-old, last month this US Open Wild Card captured the imagination of tennis fans around the world, becoming the youngest player in the Open Era to qualify for Wimbledon’s main-draw. But she wasn’t done. In the 1st-Round, she defeated 5-time Wimbledon Champion Venus Williams, ultimately reaching the Round of 16 in her Grand Slam main draw debut. Then, earlier this month, she captured her first Tour-level title, teaming with 17-year-old Caty McNally to win the Doubles title in Washington D.C. The US Open Junior Doubles Champion here last year; 2-years-ago – at just 13 years-old – she became the youngest Junior Singles Finalist in US Open history. From Delray Beach, Florida – please welcome Coco Gauff.
▲ R2: def [Q] Timea Babos -112- (HUN) 62 46 64
▲ R1: def Anastasia Potapova -72- (RUS) 36 62 64 * US Open main draw debut
Head to Head
This is the first meeting between these two players.