Coco Gauff makes early exit from US Open

Coco Gauff makes early exit from US Open

Coco Gauff is out of the U.S. Open on Day 1.

Anastasija Sevastova knocked off the 16-year-old Delray Beach native in three sets, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4.

It was Gauff's earliest exit from a Grand Slam tournament in four appearances.

A year ago, Gauff made it to the third round at Flushing Meadows before losing to 2018 champion Naomi Osaka in a match that ended in tears for the teen and a hug from the winner.

Sevastova had been just 1-8 in singles in 2020 and got the breakthrough win she needed again in New York. Sevastova was a semifinalist at the U.S. Open two years ago.

Gauff had 13 double-faults.

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