Super Saturday: Gauff, Osaka meet under the US Open lights

Super Saturday: Gauff, Osaka meet under the US Open lights

When that player is Coco Gauff, though, the calculus changes.

The blockbuster night matchup at Arthur Ashe Stadium pits 15-year-old American Gauff, who made a fourth-round Wimbledon run in her Grand Slam debut, against 21-year-old Japanese star Osaka, the reigning U.S. and Australian Open champion.

In this case, it might just be justified.

"I think we just have, like, a chemistry", the 17-year-old McNally said. It was just like I really didn't want them to sit in the sun too long, honestly. But, yeah, I saw her in the locker room. So, yeah, I mean, everybody knows Kobe gives me real-life advice. And Naomi has something to prove, too.

Townsend pulled off the biggest victory of her up-and-down career with an entertaining, net-rushing, serve-and-volleying brand of lefty tennis against former No. 1 Halep.

There's no match history between these two players. Their fathers are friends.

Babos continued to pound Gauff's forehand side, but the American leaned into the challenge and began winning the longer exchanges she had buckled under in the second, drawing out points with shrewd defensive shotmaking and foot speed which already rates among the best on the tour. She's No 1. She's only 21.

It seems more likely, however, that the supposed boo was actually an "oo". All that's missing is a depiction of the overflow crowds that have surrounded the courts at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center to marvel at the 15-year-old Floridian whose poise and unerring instincts are making her a star.

"For her to strive in those conditions shows she's going to have a great future ahead of her".

She took this year's Wimbledon by storm after receiving a wild card into the qualifying draw. Ahead of the New York-based grand slam, Coco spoke to HollywoodLife in an EXCLUSIVE interview at the 2019 Lotte New York Palace Invitational, where she joined tennis icons Serena and Venus Williams and Rafael Nadal, in a badminton tournament!

Gauff reached the fourth round at Wimbledon and has come right back a month later by starting the U.S. Open with a pair of three-set victories in Louis Armstrong Stadium.

Townsend, ranked 116th, followed up her shock win over reigning Wimbledon champion Simona Halep by beating another Romanian Cirstea. Here's a look at Coco Gauff vs. Naomi Osaka's matchup as well as what channel and time to watch the two women's stars as they start to play at the US Open today. "It's going to be fun".

Cocomania is taking further hold of the US Open as it steers into Labor Day weekend - and there is no telling how bright the fireworks will get.

When asked about what it was like to have such celebrity support at the tournament, Osaka said it wasn't the pressure she was anxious about, but the heat.

"Coco is playing like a top-20 player now". It's entertainment. I think between the players, I'm sure a lot of even the guys would have tuned in to watch that match. t's unbelievable what she's been able to accomplish at such a young age.

In what is being billed as the match of the tournament so far, Osaka and Gauff will face off in front of a packed crowd on Arthur Ashe.

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