Australian Open: Coco Gauff sets up 3rd round showdown vs Naomi Osaka
Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 9:03 PM
Plenty was going badly for Coco-Gauff in the second-round of the Australian-Open. The double-faults kept coming Wednesday, nine in all. The deficits, too: First, she dropped the opening set against 74th-ranked Sorana-Cirstea. Then, after forcing a third, Gauff fell behind 3-0 by ceding 14 of 16 points with a series-of-mistakes. Later, after getting even at 3-all, Gauff was a mere two-points from a loss.
Naomi Osaka withdraws from WTA Finals second year in a row due to injury
Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 9:34 PM
Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the WTA Finals because of a right-shoulder-injury ahead of her scheduled round-robin match against top-ranked Ash Barty. Alternate Kiki Bertens will take Osaka's place against Barty later Tuesday. "I'm disappointed to have to withdraw from the finals," Osaka said in a statement. It has been a great event in Shenzhen, and it's the biggest WTA event of the year.