Coco Gauff comes out fighting after Australian Open doubles heartbreak

‘Knock me down nine times, I get up 10’: Coco Gauff comes out fighting after Australian Open semifinal doubles heartbreak alongside fellow American Jessica Pegula

  • Coco Gauff was quick to comment on her Australian Open journey Thursday 
  • The American and compatriot Jessica Pegula lost 6-2, 7-6 (7) in doubles semifinal
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Coco Gauff issued some fighting talk after her Australian Open journey came to an end in the semifinals of the women’s doubles Thursday.

The American star suffered heartbreak alongside compatriot Jessica Pegula just two matches away from glory.

The No. 2 seeds suffered a straight-sets 6-2, 7-6 (7) defeat by 10th seeds Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibaharaon on Margaret Court Arena.

Coco Gauff came out fighting after her Australian Open journey ended with semifinal defeat

Gauff and Jessica Pegula lose in doubles to Ena Shibahara (left) and Shuko Aoyama Thursday

Gauff was quick to give her take on tournament, sharing her thoughts on her Instagram page

The Japanese team ran away with the first set and withstood a challenge from the US duo in the second.

Gauff was quick to give her take on the tournament, sharing her thoughts with her 859,000 Instagram followers.

‘Knock me down nine times, I get up 10,’ followed by a black love heart emoji.

Pegula and Gauff rallied in the second set but were ultimately beaten 6-2, 7-6 (7) at Grand Slam

‘Always a fun time Down Under… thank you @australianopen.’  

Gauff was left in tears after she was beaten 7-4, 6-3 by Jelena Ostapenko in the singles earlier this week, frustrated at another Grand Slam without a trophy. 

‘For your own mental wellbeing you have to remind yourself you will fail and make some silly mistakes,’ the 18-year-old wrote in her latest BBC Sport column.

‘You will make mistakes because you haven’t experienced life enough not to do that. I think that is something which I’m only realizing this year.’

Pegula also suffered disappointment in the singles competition Down Under, losing in straight sets to Victoria Azarenka. 

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