Coco Gauff upsets defending champion Naomi Osaka in the third round of Australian Open

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The fifth day at the Australian Open proved to be one full of upsets. After Qiang Wang beat Serena Williams, Coco Gauff proceeded with her outstanding run by upsetting defending champion Naomi Osaka 6-3, 6-4 in the third round.

In doing as such, Gauff, 15, became the most youthful player to defeat a top-five rival in a women’s tour-level match.

One of the greatest themes all through the match was Osaka making unforced errors, which put her into big holes. She committed 30 unforced errors while Gauff had only 17.

These two faced off in the third round of the U.S. Open last September, yet Osaka got the best of the 15-year old with a triumph.

“Her serve is way better,” Osaka told ESPN after Friday’s match. “I feel like I wasn’t swinging freely, and she was.”

Gauff became the first American-born tennis player in 30 years to reach the third round in her initial three significant appearances. The Australian Open has unquestionably been a noteworthy appearing for Gauff, as she defeated Venus Williams not long ago.

With the upset success over Osaka, Gauff will go head to head against No. 14 seed Sofia Kenin, who likewise youthful at only 21 years of age. Kenin beat Zhang Shuai 7-5, 7-6 (7) to arrive at the fourth round, which happens on Saturday.

With prevails upon Williams and now Osaka added to her belt, anything is possible as far as what Gauff can achieve in the Australian Open and past.

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