Flawless Belinda Bencic dethrones Naomi Osaka in straight sets

Flawless Belinda Bencic dethrones Naomi Osaka in straight sets

In the second set, after twice double-faulting in the first game, Gauff found herself swiftly trailing 3-0 again.

Two-time Grand Slam champion Osaka displayed an awesome armoury of shots, and constantly executed her weapon of choice with precision and power to leave the 15-year-old dumbfounded. Gauff was somewhat tearful after the match, so Osaka went to speak with her and give her a pep talk. But thing took a turn when she asked the clearly emotional 15-year-old to join her for the post-match on-court interview.

"She told me that I did unbelievable and good luck, and then she asked if I could do the on-court interview with her", Gauff said.

"After the match, I think she just proved that she's a true athlete", Gauff said.

Naomi Osaka vs. Coco Gauff - 8/31/19 US Open Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction

"This is the most focused I've been since Australia". "I'm really pleased with how I played and how I managed my nerves in the end", she added. She was playing her first Grand Slam final against Serena Williams, who had 23 Majors.

Elsewhere, Donna Vekic survived a match point to beat Julia Goerges 6-7 (5) 7-5 6-3 and advance to the quarterfinals, her deepest run in any grand slam.

Osaka's own moment of ultimate victory previous year was spoiled by boos in the same stadium after a controversial game penalty against Serena Williams helped her take the title, prompting her to later call the moment "bittersweet", something Gauff understands.

But the outcome played second fiddle to the unbelievable display of empathy and sportsmanship after Naomi Osaka beat the Coco Gauff in straight sets to advance to the Round of 16 in the season-ending major tournament in New York City. She later thanked the crowd for their "amazing energy" while acknowledging that she knew their loud cheers were for Coco.


Gauff previously practiced with Osaka two years ago at the Miami Open.

This was the third time in 2019 that Bencic knocked off Osaka after previously beating her in the BNP Paribas Open in March and Matua Madrid Open in May. She's been so sweet to me, so thank you for this. The teen had 11 unforced errors in the first set and five double faults in the second coupled with three squandered break points - signs that the occasion perhaps got to her.

Shapovalov fell to France's Gael Monfils 6-7, 7-6, 6-4, 6-7, 6-3 in a marathon match that lasted more than three hours. Having had the benefit of Anett Kontaveit's withdrawal from her third-round tie, Bencic continued her hoodoo over the Japanese in fine style.

Play was scheduled to begin on Arthur Ashe Stadium, the other roofed stadium, at noon with top-ranked Naomi Osaka facing No. 13 Belinda Bencic.


"If she dines't she is going to start falling down the rankings".

"I'm going to learn a lot from this match".


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