US Open 2019: Naomi Osaka warms hearts by consoling Coco Gauff

Saturday - 31/08/2019 23:51
Naomi Osaka (right) comforted an upset Coco Gauff (left) immediately after her victory
Naomi Osaka (right) comforted an upset Coco Gauff (left) immediately after her victory
Naomi Osaka has won hearts all over again.

The defending champion consoled 15-year-old American Coco Gauff after beating her 6-3 6-0 in the third round of the US Open. 

"She was crying, she won. I was crying. Everybody was crying!" said Gauff. "I didn't know why she was crying. I was like, 'you won the match!'"

It was not the first time Osaka has shown compassion in victory and after a heart-warming embrace at the net, she invited a tearful Gauff to speak to the crowd in a post-match interview. 

"I was wanting to leave the court because I'm not the type of person who wants to cry in front of everyone. I didn't want to take that moment away from her, as well," said Gauff, competing in only her second Grand Slam singles main draw.

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