New Delhi: American tennis player Coco Gauff defeated Hungarian qualifier Timia Babos 6-2 4-6 6-4 to enter the third round of the US Open. She is only 15 years old. They will face world number one Naomi Osaka in the third round. Rafael Nadal reached the third round of the US Open Grand Slam tournament after getting a walkover in the men's category. Defending Wimbledon champion Simona Halep crashed out in the opening round of the US Open for the third consecutive year.
She became a victim of upsurge, losing to 116th ranked Taylor Townsend in a three-set match. Coco became the youngest player to reach the final 32 of the US Open in 1996 after Anna Kournikova. Coco said after the match, 'It was fantastic. I am happy to reach the next round. About the encounter with Osaka, Coco said, "I will think about this match on Saturday because I have a doubles match on Friday.
Three-time US Open champion Nadal entered the next round after Australia's Thanasi Kokkinakis withdrew due to injury. Now the 18-time Grand Slam winner will take on South Korean qualifier Chung Hyeon to make it to the final 16. Two Big Three players Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are in the second half of the draw.
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