Coco Gauff is poised to take the tennis world by storm

Coco Gauff is poised to take the tennis world by storm

"It's usually what I do in the first few rounds of majors, to play five sets", said Zverev, who has featured in 11 five-set matches at Grand Slams since the start of 2018 - more than any other player.

Osaka reeled off five successive games to take the first set 6-4 but after grabbing hold of the match the world No 1 lost the tie-break in the second.

The 21-year-old will next face Poland's Magda Linette after she defeated Australian Astra Sharma.

She fell in the final round of qualifying but got into the main draw as a "lucky loser" after other women dropped out, setting her up against Halep, who last month dispatched 23-time Grand Slam victor Serena Williams in the Wimbledon final.

"To be the first match honestly I think I played a good match, hitting good backhands, some more mistakes maybe with the forehand than usual but generally happy with how I started".

"I was trying to calm myself down", Gauff said in her on-court interview.

"I'm really grateful they came out", Osaka said.


That didn't seem the case toward the tail end of her debut match at the U.S. Open on Tuesday. I didn't smile much playing this match so hopefully I can change that in the next match. The crowd really helped me. Yet she's definitely showing that she can perform like someone much older and more experienced.

And just before the US Open she added the notable scalp of Australia's world no.2 Ashley Barty, this year's French Open victor and the world no.1 for seven weeks this year, in an exhibition match at Wake Forest University in North Carolina.

The 15-year-old already has legions of followers backing her following a shocking breakout at Wimbledon in the summertime.

The roller coaster continued in the second set, with Osaka saving three set points to make it 5-5.

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She beat Venus Williams, her idol, in the first round in straight sets before topping Magdalena Rybarikova in the second round.

Men's fifth seed Daniil Medvedev, coming off a maiden Masters title in Cincinnati and runner-up finishes in Montreal and Washington, was struck down by cramp during a 6-3, 7-5, 5-7, 6-3 win over Bolivia's Hugo Dellien. "You had a difference between the top players and not top players", said Muguruza, who has suffered three first-round defeats in NY. Gauff, who is based in Florida, double-faulted three times in her first service game on a breezy evening with the temperature sliding to about 70 degrees.


Three-times champion Rafael Nadal cruised past John Millman and Nick Kyrgios swept past Steve Johnson as both seeds avoided US Open shocks.

It went to 15-40 with two Potapova errors that looked plenty forced and one Gauff cross-court forehand that looked plenty excellent and yielded a netted forehand.

"I don't know what you have against me".

"I think I gave them a heart attack, especially my mom", Gauff said.

John Isner, No. 5 seed Daniil Medvedev, three-time Grand Slam victor Stan Wawrinka, No.13 seed Gael Monfils, No. 22 seed Marin Cilic and Australian firebrand Nick Kyrgios are all scheduled to play on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Roger Federer overcame a brief scare to beat Indian qualifier Sumit Nagal.

Only two US Open women's champions have lost in the first round the following year during the professional era.


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