Battle of Stars: Coco Gauff demonstrates humility after loss to No. 1 Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka destroyed Coco Gauff at U.S. Open/USA Today.

Naomi Osaka won young star battle.

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NEW YORK — Cinderella’s glass slipper is cracked beyond repair. Coco Gauff, ranked 141st, suffered a beatdown of epic proportions Saturday night in the third round of the 2019 U.S. Open. But let’s give her credit. Unlike the entitled deportment of Serena Williams in last year’s competition, the emotional 15-year-old demonstrated tremendous humility in defeat. Despite the succor of 23,000 vocal fans at New York’s Arthur Ashe Stadium, Coco took it on the chin — losing 6-3, 6-0 in straight sets to Japanese wunderkind Naomi Osaka — the No. 1 tennis player in the universe.

After getting manhandled for 65 minutes, Coco gave Naomi a warm embosom then proceeded to join her mid-court for the postmatch interview that’s typically reserved for the victor.

“She told me that I did amazing and good luck and then she asked if I can do an on-court interview with her and I said ‘no’ because I knew I would cry the whole time but she encouraged me to do it,” a tearful Coco told ESPN’s Mary Joe Fernandez when asked what Naomi told her after the ass-kicking.

“[The U.S. Open] was amazing. She did amazing and I’m going to learn a lot from this match and she’s been so sweet to me so thank you…”

Naomi, who’s only 21 herself, echoed an equivalent immensity of sportsmanship and veneration.

Serena, hope you took notes.

“Coco, you’re amazing,” said a lachrymose Naomi after paying respect to Coco’s parents who were in the stands. “I’ve watched her play a couple of times and I always thought she was an incredible mover so I thought I had to get going right off the bat [especially] in this incredible atmosphere.”

Thanks to Naomi and Coco, the future of tennis is awfully bright.

Expect to see numerous battles between these two the next 20 years.

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28 comments

  1. 😂😂 WTA isn’t slick they put all the young stars on one side of the bracket to knock each other out while Serena Williams on the other bracket with no real threats and a cake walk to the finals

  2. 💙❤💔💓💘💝💟💖

  3. Best sportsmanship ever. I almost cried. 😭

  4. Beautiful 💐⚘!!!!

  5. Both young ladies are amazing, Black Girl Magic ❤️

  6. 21+15=36…both their ages added together don’t equal the spoiled brats serenas age… 37..and both are more mature than her… So sad.

  7. tennis has turned into such a feely estrogen sissy sport !

  8. Girls, look at these two great examples of people and athletes, copy and imitate these behaviors and don’t repeat bad examples like Kygios, Medvedev, Serena, … Congrats Naomi and Coco

  9. Black Girl Magic!!!!

  10. Joshua 윤호 Han

    Naomi is great for the sport of tennis

  11. Women’s tennis SUCKS!!!

  12. Firsthgyhgyhuy Lastujhujhuj

    Good. The black child hammered.

  13. Moses Chirongo

    Before this match all I wanted was to see Coco thru to the finals but after that powerful, graceful and classical display from Naomi in and out of the court I’m just filled with awe!!! Even surprised how powerful and graceful can be used together in competitive sport.

  14. Trump could learn a thing or two from these amazing girls 🇺🇸❤🙏

  15. Black ppl are only watching tennis because black girls are playing it .lol

  16. Now we have two reasons to watch this japanese player
    1. her Sports
    2. Her sportsmanship

  17. I don’t know how you can root against either one of these talented women.

  18. That was classy. Salute

  19. Pan Africanist

    The future of women’s tennis is still black…and yes, that includes the Haitian OSAKA too

  20. Anakin Cloutwalker

    This rivalry will be great going forward

  21. Coco you are the girl…at 15 …it took a lot of hard work…😍😍and you will get there…😜

  22. Such a great life lesson for Coco from the best in the game right now.

  23. Edore Eghwubare

    This is not sportsmanship at all, this is Osaka trying to humiliate Coco in front of the crowd because they did not support her. Well played Osaka but you are petty.

  24. VALKYRIE SCARLETFYRE

    HOPE COCO NEVER PLAYS THE
    RACE CARD AND STAYS FOCUSED.

  25. Uh I don’t like what Naomi did. It seemed selfish to put her on the spot like that.

  26. Osaka full of crap. She did that for her own purpose. Had nothing to do with Coco. She’s a phony

  27. Great sportsmanship👌

  28. Luebla Blacknell

    This was so beautiful to watch 2 young Black ladies- embracing each other. CoCo- did not “lose”- she will ALWAYS be a winner. It’s how she played the game—giving it all her best…..That matter…..

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