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Coco Gauff shows off incredible maturity ahead of blockbuster US Open match

Coco Gauff showed the full range of all the things that makes her a special talent as she set-up a US Open match with reigning champion Naomi Osaka.

Gauff, 15, was severely tested on Armstrong by Hungarian Timea Babos, but fought and scrapped her way to an impressive 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 win that showed resilience way beyond her years.

“Timea played so good and I’m so happy to get through,” Gauff reflected.

“I was tested a lot. We both just tested each other. If I didn’t win the last point maybe she would have won the match.”

Gauff was quizzed after the match by reporters as excitement built over her third-round match against Osaka, but all they got was a snapshot of Gauff’s surprising maturity.

“I don’t have any thoughts on it right now because I have to play doubles tomorrow with Caty [McNally] so I’m really focused on that,” Gauff said.

“Saturday I’m going to think about the match but tomorrow I’m worried about my doubles match.”

Coco Gauff is the youngest player to reach the US Open third round since Anna Kournikova in 1996.

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Michael Graham, Editor, has been a professional sports journalist for his whole career and is especially passionate about tennis. He's been the Editor of for over 5 years and loves watching live tennis by visiting as many tournaments as possible. Michael specialises in writing in-depth features about the ATP & WTA tours.