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() Tennis teen sensation Coco Gauff expected to sit out rest of the season as 15-year-old's father says she will return for next year's Australian Open Coco Gauff rose to stardom following this year's Wimbeldon Championships The 15-year-old made worldwide headlines after defeating Venus Williams Gauff was knocked out of the third round of the US Open by Naomi Osaka Osaka won plaudits for comforting the upset teenager following her defeat  Due to age restrictions for teenagers, Gauff is likely to return in January 2020 

By Mike Dickson for MailOnline

Published: 17:08 BST, 1 September 2019 | Updated: 17:08 BST, 1 September 2019

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After stealing the show at the last two Grand Slams Coco Gauff is now expected to melt into the background of the sport and not play again until next season in Australia.

It was slightly reassuring to hear that from her father Corey, in the wake of the emotional scenes at the end of her crunching third round US Open defeat at the hands of Naomi Osaka.

The humanity of the defending champion in comforting her tearful opponent by her chair, and asking her to join the on court interview, was undoubtedly touching.

Coco Gauff will be taken out of the spotlight until next year's Australian Open in Melbourne

Coco Gauff will be taken out of the spotlight until next year's Australian Open in Melbourne

Yet it was also a reminder of the pressures facing a 15 year-old girl, however accomplished, when she competes in a gladiatorial sport before a stadium of 24,000 people and a primetime TV audience.

At least Gauff, who does not turn 16 until next March, will now have time to digest the dizzying events of Wimbledon and Flushing Meadows.

Speaking afterwards in the bowels of the Arthur Ashe Stadium her father Corey reckoned that age restriction rules will see her out of the spotlight for a while: 'We have a significant break for her to work on her game We have some

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