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() Naomi Osaka beats Coco Gauff in straight sets as defending US Open champion reaches fourth round Naomi Osaka cruised to victory over teenage sensation Coco Gauff The defending US Open champion won in straight sets 6-3, 6-0 on Saturday Fifteen-year-old Gauff was reduced to tears after losing in 65 minutes 

By Mike Dickson for The Mail on Sunday

Published: 01:37 BST, 1 September 2019 | Updated: 01:42 BST, 1 September 2019

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In the long run it may not prove such a bad thing that Coco Gauff was unable to produce a stunning upset of Naomi Osaka.

The US Open was already full to the brim with Cocomania, and knocking out the defending champion would have sent it to levels that even such a resourceful 15 year-old might have struggled to handle.

In the end a hugely expectant Arthur Ashe Stadium had to satisfy itself with seeing the first, but definitely not the last, big match between these two, which ended amid emotional scenes with the Japanese player prevailing 6-3, 6-0 in 65 minutes with a fairly merciless display.

Naomi Osaka is through to the US Open fourth round after beating Coco Gauff on Saturday

Naomi Osaka is through to the US Open fourth round after beating Coco Gauff on Saturday

The lack of compassion ended at match point, when Osaka classily walked over to her opponent and asked her to do a joint

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