Coco Gauff makes early exit from US Open

16-year-old Delray Beach native knocked off on first day
Coco Gauff eliminated on first day of 2020 US Open
Posted at 8:30 PM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 21:19:02-04

NEW YORK — 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.