BUDDING RIVALRY! Coco Gauff Steamrools Over Hsieh Su wei To Setup Blockbluster Match Against Naomi Osaka at Cincinnati Open 2021

Published 08/17/2021, 8:59 PM EDT
2019 US Open Tennis Tournament- Day Seven. A smiling Coco Gauff of the United States while hitting balls into the crowd after her victory with partner Catherine McNally of the United States in action Nicole Melichar of the United States and Kveta Peschke of the Czech Republic in the Women’s doubles round two match on Louis Armstrong Stadium during the 2019 US Open Tennis Tournament at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 1st, 2019 in Flushing, Queens, New York City. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)


Coco Gauff highlighted today’s matches in the women’s singles category at the Cincinnati Open 2021. The 17-year-old took on World No. 73 Hsieh Su-wei in the first round of the last tournament before the US Open.

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Despite a whopping age difference of 18 years between both players, Gauff put on an exhibition in the hard courts of Cincinnati. After several delays, the American teenager eased her way to the second round with the scoreline reading 6-1 6-2.

Coco Gauff vs Hsieh Su-wei: Set 1

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Gauff began the match by serving the first game of the set. Since then, the World No. 24 dominated Su-wei, breaking her serve right after holding her own service game to go 2-0 up. Gauff continued to dominate her Taiwanese opponent, breaking her serve once again to go 4-0 up.

After she went up 5-0, Su-wei served the sixth game of the set looking to avoid getting bageled by Gauff. Although she led the game 30-15, the heavens opened up once again in Cincinnati to suspend the match.

After a few hours, play resumed. Su-wei saved herself from conceding a bagel to Gauff. However, the American held her serve to seal the set 6-1.

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Coco Gauff vs Hsieh Su-wei: Set 2

Unlike the previous set, Su-wei served the first game of the set. However, Gauff continued to build on the momentum of the first set. With this result, Gauff set up a mouth-watering second round clash against World No. 2 Naomi Osaka. They faced each other on two different occasions, at the 2020 Australian Open and the 2019 US Open.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 31: Cori Gauff of the United States and Naomi Osaka of Japan speak following their Women’s Singles third round match on day six of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 31, 2019 in Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

While the Japanese star defeated Gauff in 2019, she got her revenge in the very next hard court Grand Slam. Both Osaka and Gauff won their matches in straight sets.

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