Coco Gauff: 15-year-old stuns defending champion Naomi Osaka at Australian Open

Coco Gauff: 15-year-old stuns defending champion Naomi Osaka at Australian Open

- Coco Gauff stunned the world by defeating world number 4 Naomi Osaka

- The American teenager made a bold transition into limelight with the 6-3 6-4 win

- Gauff had early made a smooth entry into the tournament with a victory over Venus Williams

It was a bold transition into limelight for teenage tennis star, Coco Gauff, as she recorded a breakthrough victory over defending champion Naomi Osaka at the ongoing Australian Open tournament.

Gauff comfortably eased past the Japanese tennis star through an incredible 67-minute 6-3 6-4 victory at the Rod Laver Arena, announcing herself as a future champion the world should beckon.

Osaka, who is world number four on the women ranking, was the favourite to win the match but a couple of unforced errors crashed the Japanese out in the third round of the tourney.

Gauf took the world by surprise when she defeated former world champion Venus William on Monday, January 20, at Margaret Court Arena.

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A show of power and expertise were all the 15-year-old needed to send her fellow American out of the tournament during the first round encounter.

With the victory over Osaka, Gauff is proving a point to the tennis world and nothing proved it more than her reaction after the sensational feat.

"Two years ago I lost in the first round in juniors and now I'm here," Gauff said at the post-match interview.

"I was telling myself one point at a time and keep fighting. You never know what happens on this court."

Gauff is set to face either Chinese star Zhang Shaui or Sofia Kenin in the fourth round of the tournament.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that American tennis superstar, Serena Williams, broke a three-year deadlock and won her first major trophy since becoming a mom on Saturday night, January 12, with a resounding victory over Jessica Pegula in New Zealand.

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The mother of one, 38, proved critics wrong after winning the Auckland Open in historical style, beating her fellow American 6-3, 6-4. The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion had lost a handful of finals including the Wimbledon in 2018 and US Open final in 2018.

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