Coco Gauff And Naomi Osaka To Face Off Again After Heartwarming U.S. Open Moment

Coco Gauff is about to face Naomi Osaka once more, after the 2 tennis stars shared a tear-jerking second collectively on the U.S. Open final August. 

Gauff, 15, and Osaka, 22, will play one another within the third spherical of the ladies’s singles competitors on the Australian Open round three a.m. EST on Friday. 

Osaka memorably embraced an emotional Gauff after defeating her within the third spherical of the U.S. Open in Queens, New York, on Aug. 31. Osaka, who was defending her title, invited Gauff to affix her within the post-match interview. 

Preventing to carry again tears on the time, Gauff advised ESPN that it was “wonderful” to play Osaka, who has “been so candy to me.”

“As soon as once more, thanks, Naomi. I don’t need individuals to assume that I’m making an attempt to take this second away from her, as a result of she actually deserves it,” Gauff continued. “So thanks.” 

Osaka responded by celebrating the truth that each she and Gauff had “made it,” including that {the teenager} participant was “wonderful.”

Gauff, who made historical past final 12 months when she turned the youngest tennis participant within the Open period to qualify for Wimbledon’s essential occasion, advised The New York Occasions that she thinks she’ll be “much less nervous” taking part in Osaka this time round. 

“I feel U.S. Open, I used to be nervous,” she stated within the article printed Thursday. “It was my first time on Ashe [Arthur Ashe Stadium]. We’re each conversant in one another’s video games. She performs actually aggressive. This time coming in, I’m going to be extra aggressive.”

In Melbourne, Osaka will once more be defending her title.

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