15-year-old Gauff was overwhelmed with emotion following her defeat on Saturday night.
Gauff broke Osaka's serve to take the seventh game.
During the interview, Osaka also turned to speak to Gauff's parents, complimenting them on the girl they had raised.
"I thought it would be nice if she addressed the people who came and obviously cheered so hard for her".
"I am sorry for playing you in this mentality". "I think I kept a very high level of focus".
In the deciding set, Vekic made a crucial service break to go up 5-3 and closed out the match when she put up a lob that Goerges slammed long.
It proved a mismatch for the eagerly anticipated encounter under the lights of the Arthur Ashe Stadium, the world's biggest tennis court at 23,000 capacity, with the Japanese ace breaking serve six times to triumph in 65 minutes. "I definitely am interested to watch".
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The crowd applauded not only the lovely moment between two of tennis' stars but also the touching words from Osaka. "I had to be at the top of my game and I'm really pleased how well I handled my nerves at the end", said Bencic, who also beat Osaka at Indian Wells and Madrid. So I hope that I can keep growing. "I haven't really sat down and done the maths or anything like that", Barty said in NY.
"I just expect a fight".
Osaka, 20, could be seen comforting the crying teen, before inviting her to join her for the interview. She convinced me multiple times to stay. "She's only 15. She brings so much maturity in her game for such a young age".
"For me, at least when I lose, I just come into the locker room and I cry, then I do press, like, here". Thank you, thank you, Naomi. I think all true athletes have to overcome obstacles, injuries, just tough times.
Osaka's next match, which will take place on Monday, is against 13th-seeded Belinda Bencic of Switzerland. It worked before: Bencic is now 3-0 against Osaka in 2019.
"She was crying; she won". Both players converted on about 80% of their first-serve points, but Cilic saved 13 of 14 break point chances.
The result means the top seeds are now out of both the men's and women's draw at the tournament - and both were knocked out by Swiss opposition.
It was very similar to when Serena Williams comforted Osaka following the U.S. Open final a year ago. They play No. 9 ranked duo Nicole Melichar and Kveta Peschke on Sunday. The pair claimed the women's doubles title at the Citi Open in Washington earlier in August.