Coco! Fifteen-year-old American tennis sensation Coco Gauff wrote another chapter in her already stacked young career by ousting defending champion Naomi Osaka in the third round of the Australian Open.
Gauff won 6-3, 6-4 in a 67-minute match against the third-seeded Osaka at Rod Laver Arena. Their first meeting was at the U.S. Open a few months ago in New York where Gauff won only three games and landed 45 percent of her serves.
This time around, the 67th-ranked player landed 75 percent with what Osaka called an improved serve and won 76 percent of those points. Gauff had 17 unforced errors to Osaka’s 30.
The younger player remained composed to win and couldn’t believe it afterward. She’s the youngest woman to beat a top-five opponent since Jennifer Capriati did it in 1991, per ATP.