Tennis Star, Gauff Makes Grand Slam History After Reaching Quarter-Finals

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Thursday 24th of June 2021

Tennis Star, Gauff Makes Grand Slam History After Reaching Quarter-Finals

Coco Gauff has now become the youngest person to reach Grand Slam quarter-finals in 15 years.

 

She made the history on Monday when she defeated Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur at the French Open.

 

Gauff, seeded 24, swept to a 53-minute 6-3, 6-1 win and takes on Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic for a place in the semi-finals.

 

 

At the age of 17 years and 86 days, Gauff is the youngest woman to reach the last eight of a Slam since Nicole Vaidisova who made the quarter-finals at Roland Garros in 2006 aged 17 years and 44 days.

 

She is also the youngest American woman to book a place in the last eight in Paris since Jennifer Capriati in 1993.

 

In a composed performance on Court Philippe Chatrier on Monday, the American teenager broke her fellow former junior champion three times without facing a break point herself.

 

“I am super happy to reach my first Grand Slam quarter-final. I played really well today,” said Gauff who has yet to drop a set at the tournament.

 

Gauff came into the French Open on the back of a clay-court title in Parma.

 

“Parma taught me how to close out matches and how to deal with pressure,” added the American who also discovered Monday that she had claimed a place on the American team for the Tokyo Olympics.

 


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