15-year-old Coco Gauff has defeated champion, Naomi Osaka at the Australian Open in a 6-3, 6-4 victory. Following this win, she has become the youngest player since 1991 to win in the first round of the ladies’ single after beating Venus Williams at her Wimbledon debut.
She has also faced and defeated Sorana Cirstea in the past.
Speaking to CNN, she said,
I don’t even know. From the crowd, I guess. Honestly, what is my life, like, oh my gosh, two years ago I lost in the first round in juniors and now I’m here — it’s crazy.
Honestly, I was just telling myself, ‘One point at a time and keep fighting because you never know what happens on this court.’
I love it down here, oh my gosh, like, honestly, thank you guys from the bottom of my heart, like, oh my gosh, I’m on the Rod Laver Arena — I can’t believe this.