Coco Gauff began her 2023 US Open

campaign under the lights of Arthur Ashe Stadium in dramatic fashion with a 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 second round win over German qualifier Laura Siegmund on Monday night.

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In a match that Gough's newly appointed coaching mentor Brad Gilbert would call an "ugly victory",

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 the American came out with a one-set defeat, in

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which Siemond's seemingly air-tight game got the better of the No. 6 seed.

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 Had given. part of the first hour.

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A two-time US Open doubles champion, the 35-year-old Siegemund brought an attacking brand of tennis early in

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the first set, taking the first break of the match to boost her to a 4-2 advantage against her 19-year-old opponent.

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The German’s precision passing shots and unrelenting net play, in

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which she won 10 of 13 net points in the first frame, was enough to stun Gauff’s game and earn her the first set.

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