Melbourne — Rising star Coco Gauff has pulled off the biggest upset of her career so far at the Australian Open, defeating defending champion Naomi Osaka 6-3, 6-3.
In mid-first set, after good holds by both players, the 15-year-old broke the Japanese star’s serve on 4-3, partly thanks to three Osaka unforced errors, and served out the opener.
The Japanese star looked deflated as she dropped her serve again at the start of the second, but got going with a couple of winners in the following game, and capitalized on a crucial double fault on deuce to tie things up to 1-1.
But after another good hold by the American, Osaka threw away another service game on 3-3 with four unforced errors. The teenager then held her nerve to serve the match out to love.
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