Coco Gauff to face Naomi Osaka in second round of 2022 Silicon Valley Classic

The phase is set for Coco Gauff and Naomi Osaka to deal with each other in the 2nd round of the Silicon Valley Classic on Thursday night. They have actually satisfied 3 other times throughout their professions, with Osaka having actually won 2 of those matches. 

Both tennis stars finished the job in their particular matches in Tuesday’s Round of 32 in San Jose, Calif. Osaka went 3 rounds versus Qinwen Zheng, eventually winning a 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 success. This was her very first time back on the tennis court because being up to Amanda Anisimova in the preliminary of the French Open in May.

Gauff is presently ranked No. 11 on the planet, which is a career-high for her. On Tuesday, the 18-year-old revealed why she made the No. 6 seed at today’s competitors. She functioned in 55 minutes with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Anhelina Kalinina. Coincidentally, Gauff was likewise coming off a loss to Anisimova, which took place in the 3rd round of Wimbledon. 

During an interview with tennis.com, the 24-year-old Osaka stated she was impressed with Gauff’s profession up until now. 

“What’s always impressed me about Coco is her mentality,” Osaka stated. “She’s been on the tour for a while, and I think people don’t know that because of how young she is, but she’s improving every year, so there’s a lot that she’s learning and it’s only a matter of time before she wins a Slam.”

Meanwhile, Gauff confessed that Thursday was going to be a hard obstacle, however she is anticipating handling Osaka once again. 

“I mean, I’ve played her a lot of times,” Gauff stated throughout her on-court interview. “She’s obviously going to be a tough opponent. It’s not going to be an easy match. Our draw is probably the hardest of the tournament, for both of us. She’s such a champion on and off the court — those are the types of people you want to play, and I look forward to playing those matches.”

Osaka vs. Gauff all-time outcomes:

  • 3rd round of 2019 United States Open: Osaka def. Gauff 6-3, 6-0
  • 3rd round of 2020 Australian Open: Gauff def. Osaka 6-3, 6-4
  • second round of 2021 Cincinnati: Osaka def. Gauff 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

The 2022 Silicon Valley Classic is occurring Aug. 1-7.  It is offered to view on the Tennis Channel and stream on fuboTV (shot for complimentary). 



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