So, Naomi, could you have done something differently? “Put the ball in the court,” came the reply. Gauff's game is growing so quickly. Osaka, for her part, made her own rapid ascent to the top of tennis, claiming the trophies at the U.S. Open in 2018 and Australian Open in 2019 to rise to No. 1 in the WTA rankings. She is only 22.