'What a tournament': US teen star knocked out of Australian Open in dramatic fashion

Riley Morgan
Sports Reporter

Tennis teen sensation Coco Gauff has been knocked out of the Australian Open in dramatic fashion.

Fourteenth seed Sofia Kenin brought the curtain down on Gauff's Australian Open debut, winning through to a maiden grand slam quarter-final.

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In an all-American fourth-round affair, Kenin kept her cool to come back from a set down and score a 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-0 victory on Sunday over the rising star.

Kenin, 21, has never been past the fourth round at a major and she'll have a golden chance to reach semi-finals at Melbourne Park, facing Serena Williams' slayer Qiang Wang or Tunisian surprise packet Ons Jabeur.

Coco Gauff hugs Sofia Kenin at the net following their Women's Singles fourth round match on day seven of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 26, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Coco’s Aus Open

On Friday, the 15-year-old played on Rod Laver Arena for the first time in her fledgling career and stormed into the fourth round with a 6-3, 6-4 win over the Japanese third seed Naomi Osaka.

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Osaka went down in just one hour and seven minutes, before heading straight off the court in obvious disappointment.

The comprehensive nature of Gauff's win against the defending champion left viewers gobsmacked.

With AAP

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