Gauff, McNally win in US Open women's doubles

Posted at 7:08 PM, Sep 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-01 19:08:45-04

NEW YORK (AP) — Coco Gauff is back in the win column at the U.S. Open.

A night after getting knocked out of the singles tournament by No. 1 Naomi Osaka, Gauff teamed with Caty McNally to move into the third round of women's doubles.

Team McCoco, as they are calling themselves, beat the No. 9-seeded team of Nicole Melichar and Kveta Peschke 6-3, 7-6 (9) before a crowd that was packed to the top of Louis Armstrong Stadium.

Gauff, 15, and the 17-year-old McNally remained unbeaten as a team, having won the U.S. Open junior title last year and teaming for their first WTA doubles title this summer in Washington.

They advanced to face the eighth-seeded team of Ash Barty and Victoria Azarenka. Barty, ranked No. 2 in singles, won the U.S. Open doubles title last year with CoCo Vandeweghe.