Gauff's run at US Open ends with doubles loss

ABS-CBN Sports on Sep 03, 2019 07:49 AM
Gauff's run at US Open ends with doubles loss
FILE - Coco Gauff, of the United States, waves as she walks off court after a loss to Naomi Osaka, of Japan, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

NEW YORK (AP) — Coco Gauff's run at the U.S. Open is over.

Two days after she broke down in tears after a straight-set singles loss to top-ranked Naomi Osaka, Gauff and doubles partner Caty McNally fell in the third round to the eighth-seeded team of Victoria Azarenka and Ash Barty 6-0, 6-1.

They can take at least one positive from the drubbing: Team McCoco — 15-year-old Gauff and 17-year-old McNally — was one of the biggest crowd favorites of the U.S. Open. They once again drew a near-capacity crowd for their match, this time on the Grandstand court.

Azarenka and Barty move on to a quarterfinal matchup against the top-seeded team of Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic.

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