Naomi Osaka ends Coco Gauff’s US Open fairytale

The defending champion cruised into the fourth round with a comprehensive victory over her teenage opponent.

On an emotional Saturday night at Arthur Ashe Stadium, Naomi Osaka showed that she is not going to relinquish her US Open title easily. The world number one outclassed Coco Gauff 6-3 6-0 to reach the fourth round in just 65 minutes.

“I was just happy throughout this entire match. I think I kept a very high level of focus,” said Osaka afterwards. “I honestly think it’s been since the Australian Open finals that I was that focused and I was fighting that hard for every point.”

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