15 years old, Coco Gauff put in a supreme display to beat defending champion Naomi Osaka in the third round of the Australian Open.
Coco Gauff who defeated Venus Williams some days ago white washed the defending champion in a staright set.
Four months after losing 6-3 6-0 to Osaka at the US Open, Gauff once more proved why she is a star in the making with a terrific 6-3 6-4 victory in her first outing on Rod Laver Arena.
Gauff who could not hide her excitement said on court afterwards:
“Oh my gosh, I don’t even know [where that performance came from]. From the crowd I guess.”
” Honestly. What is my life? Oh my gosh. Two years ago I lost the first round in juniors. Now I’m here. It’s crazy.”
“I love it down here. Thank you guys from the bottom of my heart. Oh my gosh I’m on Rod Laver Arena I can’t believe this!
“No [I’ve never met Rod Laver]. I’ve walked past him a couple times in the hallways but I never said hi because I’m a bit nervous. If he sees this, tell him we can set up a meet-up some time! I need a selfie for Instagram.”
Gauff, playing in her maiden Australian Open, faces either 14th seed Sofia Kenin or Shuai Zhang in the fourth round.