Emma Raducanu vs Coco Gauff result, highlights as American progresses to Australian Open third round

American contender Coco Gauff has progressed to the Australian Open third round with a straight sets victory over US Open 2021 champion Emma Raducanu.

It was far from a comfortable match for the seventh seed, who won the first set easily but struggled in the second, saving two set points in the 10th game, before running away with the tie-break.

Raducanu played some powerful tennis at times but made too many errors at crucial times with her new-found attacking approach.

Gauff will now meet the winner of China’s 29th-seed Qinwen Zheng and USA’s Bernarda Pera in the third round.

MORE: Coco Gauff vs Emma Raducanu odds, betting trends, predictions and preview for Australian Open second round

The Sporting News followed the final and provided live score updates, highlights and commentary for the match below.

Emma Raducanu vs Coco Gauff final score

  1st Set 2nd Set
Emma Raducanu (GBR) 3 6(4)
[7] Coco Gauff (USA) 6 7(7)

Emma Raducanu vs Coco Gauff live blog, updates, highlights

*denotes server

Game, set, match: Coco Gauff 6-3 7-6(4): On the second set point, Gauff wins the match in straight sets. She was ultimately the more steady player. And this hit out holds her in good stead to go deep at Melbourne Park. Gauff will play the winner of 29th-seed Qinwen Zheng or Bernarda Pera.

Second set. Raducanu 6(2)-6(4) Gauff: Critical errors from Raducanu see her fall behind 4-2 in the breaker. Can she fight back?

Second set. Raducanu 6(1)-6(2) Gauff: Emma misses a huge chance to a mini-break up. On serve so far.

Second set, Raducanu 6-6 Gauff*: Gauff races to a 30-0 lead following two errors from Raducanu. The Brit gets a point back at the net with a well-executed smash volley. And Emma ties it at 30-30 with a cross-court forehand winner. Raducanu goes long and Gauff has game point. The American wins another point Emma has control of and we are going to a tie-break.

Second set, *Raducanu 6-5 Gauff: A precise drive down the line gets the first point for Emma. And her first ace for the match makes it 30-0. Gauff nets and it looks a comfortable service hold for the Brit. Gauff nets again and we look headed for a tie-break.

Second set, Raducanu 5-5 Gauff*: Gauff pumps her fist as she claims the first two points of her service game. She secures a game point but double faults. An error then makes it deuce. Emma is really putting the pressure on. A long Gauff forehand sets up set point for the Brit. Raducanu goes long and squanders the chance. She gets another set point though. But she nets a drop shot. This is tight. A long Emma forehand gives Gauff game point. But the American nets. A magnificent net point is won by Gauff. She gets the AD. But power hitting from Emma squares it up. A Gauff smash after a great serve gets her the game point. And the seventh seed holds. What an important game that could be.

Second set, *Raducanu 5-4 Gauff: First two points are traded. Raducanu has really freed up and looks to have some momentum. She hits a volley winner. 30-15. Gauff nets. 40-15. And it’s an easy hold for Emma. Can she level the match?

Second set, Raducanu 4-4 Gauff*: Raducanu gets the first point as Gauff nets. And the second also goes the Brit’s way after a poorly executed drop shot by Gauff. 0-30. The American double faults. And it’s three break points to Emma. Out of nowhere she could be back in the match. Gauff nets and Raducanu’s breaks to love.

Second set, *Raducanu 3-4 Gauff: Emma wins the first two points but a delicious lob from Coco gets it back to 30-15. Gauff goes wide and Raducanu has game point. The Brit gets it done on the second opportunity and she is hanging in there.

Second set, Raducanu 2-4 Gauff*: Raducanu can’t seem to make any inroads into Gauff’s serve this set. The American holds comfortably to 15 and looks as if she is running away with the match. Emma will fall in the second round at a major once again.

Second set, *Raducanu 2-3 Gauff: Gauff wins the first point but an excellent drop shot from Raducanu helps get it back to 15-15. Gauff misses a backhand down the line. 30-15. Another good point from the Brit secures game point. She holds.

Second set, Raducanu 1-3 Gauff*: No trouble for Gauff consolidating the break. She races away to win the game to love. She is closing in on this victory. Emma has played some good tennis but has made too many mistakes.

Second set, *Raducanu 1-2 Gauff: Small concentration lapses seem to get the better of Raducanu. She makes two errors to go 0-30 down. A double fault makes it 0-40. Gauff nets. 15-40. The American nearly gets there but Emma just gets the ripping forehand back to force an error. 30-40. But another double fault hands the break to Gauff. She has a strangle hold on the match.

Second set, Raducanu 1-1 Gauff*: Raducanu gets the first point before Gauff claims the next two, with one being a poor drop shot from the Brit. The American goes long next point and it’s 30-30. Pure power from the American earns the next point. Supreme. 40-30. Raducanu nets. Game Gauff.

Second set, *Raducanu 1-0 Gauff: Good start for Emma. She races to a 40-0 lead. Gauff nets from the second serve and Raducanu gets straight on the board in the second set.

Gauff wins first set, Raducanu 2-6 Gauff*: Raducanu gets a chance on the Gauff second serve but nets going for the winner. Gauff gets it out to 30-0 but Emma wins the next two points to square it up. A long Gauff backhand sets up a break back point for the Brit. But Gauff pumps her fist as a backhand winner sends it to deuce. A mis-hit by Raducanu brings Gauff to the net, where the Brit forces an error to set up advantage. But once again Gauff comes good on the big point. Too much power. Deuce. A third break point is earned by Raducanu with a precise forehand on the line. Raducanu nets from Gauff’s serve. Deuce. Gauff gets a first set point after Emma’s return floats long. But Raducanu saves it. This is an epic deuce. In control of the point, Emma misses a forehand and it’s set point to Gauff again. Gauff gets there. 

First set, *Raducanu 3-5 Gauff: Emma comes out firing in this game. With two powerful winners getting the score to 30-0. Another well-placed winner by the Brit. 40-0. Gauff belts a winner off Raducanu’s second serve. But Emma manages to hold and Gauff will have to serve the set out.

First set, Raducanu 2-5 Gauff*: Both players really struggling on serve here. The two players trade the first two points to be 30-30. Gauff gets a game point to consolidate the break back. The American does it! She is one game away from the first set.

First set, *Raducanu 2-4 Gauff: Raducanu’s attempt to get the game level doesn’t start well as Gauff races to 0-30 lead. The Brit manages to get one point back after Coco nets. But she goes long and Gauff has two break points. Emma saves one. But a long forehand gives the break back to the American.

First set, Raducanu 2-3 Gauff*: The slam winner looks to strike back straight away getting the first two points, one just catching the back of the line. But two Gauff winners level the game at 30-30. An error from each player makes it deuce. Gauff saves one break point when it looked as if Emma was in control. But a double fault hands Raducanu the break back and we are back on serve.

First set, *Raducanu 1-3 Gauff: Too many errors flowing from the racquet of Raducanu. A mistake gives Gauff the first point and then the American smashes a forehand winner to go up 0-30. Another Emma error gives Gauff three break points. The American smashes the first into the net but gets the first break from another Raducanu unforced error.

First set, Raducanu 1-2 Gauff*: After a slow start, Raducanu is really nailing her ground strokes, with plenty of power too. She gets to 15-40 with an excellent display of hitting. Gauff hits an ace to relieve some of the pressure. Raducanu nets on the second serve next point to send it to deuce. Another second serve is missed by the Brit, who belts it into the net. Gauff holds at first advantage. Great fight-back by the American.

First set, *Raducanu 1-1 Gauff: Raducanu double faults first point. Been a nervous start. She goes long on the second to be 0-30 down. The Brit fights back to 30-30. She has definitely settled now. Raducanu holds to 30 and is on the board.

First set, Raducanu 0-1 Gauff*: Raducanu nets three times in the first three points. Easy hold to Gauff to start the match. Raducanu struggling with her range early.

Pre-match: Raducanu and Gauff have finished their warm-up. Just minutes away from go time. Who will win?

Pre-match: Both players have entered the court. We aren’t far away from this match starting.

Pre-match: It’s hard to believe that these two players are only 18 (Gauff) and 20 (Raducanu). What a match it promises to be.

Pre-match: Coco Gauff, 18, will be looking to emulate her form of 2022 where she reached the French Open final and US Open quarters.

Pre-match: Is Emma Raducanu back? The US Open 2021 champion hasn’t made it past the second round of a slam since her major win.

Pre-match: We are on track for a 7pm AEDT start for this match.

Pre-match: The match is still scheduled to start at 7pm AEDT but might be pushed back if another match is added to Rod Laver Arena, with the wet weather playing havoc with the schedule.

Pre-match: Hello and welcome to The Sporting News’ live coverage of the Australian Open second round match between Emma Raducanu and Coco Gauff.

Emma Raducanu vs Coco Gauff head-to-head results

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What time is Emma Raducanu vs Coco Gauff?

Times are approximate and subject to weather conditions and completion of prior matches.

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Date Wednesday, January 18 Wednesday, January 18 Wednesday, January 18 Wednesday, January 18
Time 8am GMT 3am ET 3am ET 7pm AEDT

How to watch Emma Raducanu vs Coco Gauff in the second round of the Australian Open

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TV channel Eurosport 1 or 2 ESPN/ESPN2 TSN1/TSN5 Channel 9
Streaming eurosport.co.uk. ESPN+ and fuboTV  TSN+ 9Now/Stan Sport

Australia: The Nine Network is the free-to-air broadcaster of the Australian Open once again in 2023.

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There are multiple ways to live stream the Australian Open via either 9Now or Stan Sport.

UK: Coverage of the Australian Open 2023 will be broadcast in the UK live and exclusively on Eurosport.

Eurosport 1 and 2 will provide daily coverage of the action in Melbourne.

UK fans will be able to stream the 2023 Australian Open live on the discovery+ app, the Eurosport app, or through eurosport.co.uk

USA: Tennis fans based in the United States will be able to watch this year’s Australian Open via ESPN. Matches will be broadcast on both ESPN and ESPN2.

ESPN+ and fuboTV will both offer live streaming during the 2023 Australian Open. FuboTV offers a free trial.

Canada: The 2023 Australian Open will be broadcast in Canada by TSN.

Matches will be shown on either TSN1 or TSN5.

Canadian fans are able to live stream the action from Melbourne Park on TSN+.

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