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Coco Gauff’s Australian Open run ends in 3-set loss to Sofia Kenin

MELBOURNE, Australia -- It made sense to Sofia Kenin that Coco Gauff would be the one getting all of the attention and generating all of the buzz.That's only natural when Gauff is 15 and making tennis history time and time again."Yeah, I mean, the hype is for her. She's obviously done great stuff, of course. It's absolutely normal. Just (tried) not to let that get in my head," Kenin said.
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Disappointed but not deterred, Coco Gauff proud of her Australian Open showing

MELBOURNE, Australia -- For a brief moment on Sunday, it looked as if Sofia Kenin would be the latest to fall victim to rising superstar Coco Gauff at the Australian Open.After trading games and points for nearly an hour in the first set, Gauff took the early edge after winning the tiebreak when Kenin, the No. 14 seed, hit into the net. The 15-year-old screamed "Come on!" and clenched her
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Australian Open: Coco Gauff’s fairytale run comes to end

That may change following Kenin's fourth round victory over the teenage sensation at the Australian Open to advance to the quarterfinals. Kenin won 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-0 to advance to her first ever Grand Slam quarterfinals, where she will face Ons Jabeur, who beat Wang Qiang in her fourth-round match. After closing out the third set victory, Kenin dropped her racquet to the court and broke into tears, while an
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How Sofia Kenin halted Coco Gauff’s run in the Australian Open round of 16

ESPN analyst Patrick McEnroe put it best late in the first set of the round of 16 match between 15-year-old Coco Gauff and Australian Open No. 14 seed Sofia Kenin. After a compelling rally filled with crisp shot selection by both players, he observed: "Both of these women have high tennis skills and high tennis IQs."Unlike fellow Floridian Gauff, Kenin, 21, has largely flown under the radar despite a rapid
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The world is in Coco Gauff’s hands at the Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia -- School starts for Shaniqua Marukutira, Christabel Masvosva, Shani Chitambo and Thando Gazi on Wednesday, but they might not be able to make it. The foursome have a case of "Coco-mania," and it may not be over in time for the first day.Ranging in age from 13 to 16, the group has become a vocal and passionate mainstay in the crowd at Coco Gauff's matches during her run
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Australian Open 2020 – What Serena’s early exit and Coco Gauff’s rise mean for future Slam wins

Friday's slate at the Australian Open was all sorts of funky. On the women's side, seven-time champ Serena Williams lost against Qiang Wang, No. 3 seed and defending champion Naomi Osaka got pushed around by 15-year-old Coco Gauff and No. 10 Madison Keys got swept out by Maria Sakkari.On the men's side, No. 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas lost in straight sets versus Milos Raonic, and No. 9 Roberto Bautista Agut lost
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Coco Gauff upsets defending champ Naomi Osaka at Australian Open

American Coco Gauff became the youngest player in the professional era to eliminate the reigning women's champion at the Australian Open, beating former No. 1 Naomi Osaka 6-3, 6-4 in the third round at Melbourne Park on Friday.After the match, during her on-court interview, Gauff turned into a rather typical teenager, joking about wanting to take "a selfie for Instagram" with Rod Laver, the 11-time major champion after whom the
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Coco Gauff’s upset over Naomi Osaka highlights a changing of the guard in women’s tennis

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Coco Gauff had just won the biggest match of her life and was clearly still in shock when she was announced as the victor to the packed crowd at Rod Laver Arena. The 15-year-old walked out onto the court and instead of turning and waving to all sides of the crowd as expected, she put her hands on her hips and stared directly at her coaches and
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Coco Gauff upsets defending champion Naomi Osaka at Australian Open

American Coco Gauff became the youngest player in the professional era to eliminate the reigning women's champion at the Australian Open, beating former No. 1 Naomi Osaka 6-3, 6-4 in the third round at Melbourne Park on Friday.After the match, during her on-court interview, Gauff turned into a rather typical teen, joking about wanting to take "a selfie for Instagram" with Rod Laver, the 11-time major champion after whom the
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Coco Gauff has nothing to lose in rematch with defending Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka

MELBOURNE, Australia -- After coming back from a 3-0 deficit in the third set of her second-round match for a statement win over Sorana Cirstea at Melbourne Arena on Wednesday, Coco Gauff raised her arms and pumped her fists in victory. She seemed to take a moment to absorb the devoted, near-capacity crowd around her as she looked at her family and team on the other side of the court."Oh