Two days after she broke down in tears after a straight-sets singles loss to top-ranked Naomi Osaka, Gauff and doubles partner Caty McNally fell Monday in the third round to the eighth-seeded team of Victoria Azarenka and Ash Barty 6-0, 6-1.
They can take at least one positive from the drubbing: Team McCoco -- 15-year-old Gauff and 17-year-old McNally -- was one of the biggest crowd favorites of the US Open. They once again drew a near-capacity crowd for their match, this time on the Grandstand court.
"For me, it would just be the crowd in general," Gauff said of what she would take away from the past week at Flushing Meadows. "I think even today they were trying to push us, even though we weren't giving them much to push for. They were really trying to help us, even throughout all our matches of singles and doubles. To me, I'll just remember the crowd. Hopefully I'll get to experience that crowd support again next year."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.