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US Open: Coco takes doubles win after singles exit

US Open: Coco takes doubles win after singles exit
Coco Gauff (left) and Catherine McNally during a first round doubles match against Julia Goerges and Katerina Siniakova (AP)

New York - I didn't think all these people would be here, Gauff said



By AFP

Published: Mon 2 Sep 2019, 11:46 PM

Last updated: Tue 3 Sep 2019, 1:49 AM

Coco Gauff was back at the US Open with a smile on her face Sunday, hours after her tearful singles exit at the hands of defending champion Naomi Osaka.
The 15-year-old US sensation who made the fourth round at Wimbledon in July was routed 6-3, 6-0 by 21-year-old Japanese world number one Osaka on Saturday, her tears after the loss prompting Osaka to entice her to stay on court and speak to the crowd.
Gauff was back Sunday in a jam-packed Louis Armstrong Stadium to join 17-year-old doubles partner Caty McNally in ousting American Nicole Melichar and Czech Kveta Peschke 6-3, 7-6 (11/9).
"I didn't think all these people would be here," Gauff said. "They were sold out and so supportive. I think that definitely helped us, especially when the pressure moments came."
 


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