Coco Gauff vs Anastasia Potapova LIVE

– Coco Gauff shot to stardom at Wimbledon, reaching the fourth round

– Coco Gauff was handed a wildcard entry to the US Open

– Anastasia Potapova is a former junior world No 1

– Coco Gauff has been backed to be a future world No 1

Coco Gauff vs Anastasia Potapova LIVE

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Gauff 2-5 Potapova*

A few missed opportunities from Gauff going to 0-5 on break points. But she gets the break at the sixth attempt to show some impressive resilience. She’s not done here yet…

Gauff* 1-5 Potapova

Utter silence in the Louis Armstrong Stadium as Potapova breaks again. Serving for the set.

Gauff 1-4 Potapova*

Gauff now finding her rhythm and keeping Potapova on her toes with every point. The crowd doing their bit to get behind their own but the Russian was pulling off some high-level shots to stay just in control.

And Potapova goes on to re-establish her three-game advantage by holding serve.

Gauff* 1-3 Potapova

Finally on the scoreboard for the 15-year-old brings a big cheer from the crowd. Intelligent play after a tentative start.

Gauff 0-3 Potapova*

Gauff looks to fight back immediately and goes on the offensive, this time she gets the fortune on some tight line calls. Soon picks up two break point opportunities, but fails to make them count as the 18-year-old holds.

Gauff* 0-2 Potapova

Mini break for Potapova and Gauff goes over to her corner to compose herself and it certainly worked! Wins a long 17-shot rally but then drops her third double-fault of the game.

But two tight line calls fall in the favour of Potapova to take the early break.

Gauff 0-1 Potapova*

Surprisingly quiet in the Louis Armstrong Stadium as Potapova comfortably holds serve to get on the board.

10.30pm: Good evening and welcome to Express Sport’s live blog for Coco Gauff’s debut at the US Open. 

Last time Gauff was at a Grand Slam she exploded onto the stage with an incredible win over Venus Williams and now there is a level of expectation on her 15-year-old shoulders.

Can Gauff repeat her success at Wimbledon? Stay tuned to find out throughout the night.



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