Coco Gauff defeated defending champion Naomi Osaka in a extremely anticipated match on the Australian Open on Friday.
The 15-year-old was nonetheless processing her win when she was requested in a post-match interview, “The place did that efficiency come from?”
“Oh, my gosh, I don’t even know,” Gauff responded. “From the group, I assume, actually … actually … what’s my life?”
Gauff defeated Osaka 6-3, 6-4, within the third spherical of the match in Melbourne.
Osaka, 22, gained her second Grand Slam title on the 2019 Australian Open, after memorably scoring her first Grand Slam when she defeated tennis famous person Serena Williams on the 2018 U.S. Open.
Gauff and Osaka’s match got here months after the 2 shared a particular second on the U.S. Open in August. Osaka embraced Gauff and invited her to affix her post-game interview after defeating Gauff within the third spherical of the match.
The 2 tennis stars fought again tears as they praised one another on the court docket of Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York.
Gauff, who turned the youngest tennis participant within the Open period to qualify for Wimbledon’s most important occasion final yr, informed the on-court interviewer after her win on Friday that she was was nonetheless in disbelief that she was standing in Rod Laver Area in Melbourne.
When requested if she had ever met the Australian tennis legend in individual, Gauff mentioned she had solely walked previous him in hallways however had been too nervous to formally introduce herself.
“If he sees this, inform him we are able to arrange a meetup a while,” Gauff mentioned with amusing. “I would like a selfie for Instagram.”
Laver took discover of Gauff’s feedback and tweeted to the teenager on Friday, writing, “I might love to fulfill you too.”
Gauff responded: “Can’t look ahead to that Selfie.”