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Coco Gauff becomes youngest woman to reach grand slam quarterfinal in 15 years at French Open

The American tennis star was at it once more on Monday, (*15*) the youngest woman to reach a grand slam quarterfinal since 2006 at the 2021 French Open.
She breezed previous Ons Jabeur in simply 53 minutes at Roland Garros, 6-3 6-1, to reach her first ever grand slam quarterfinal.
“I really feel like all my matches have been — I do not know the way to say it, however easy wins, like no loopy three units and stuff,” said world No. 25 Gauff. “As we all know, I’ve had lots of these in the previous.

“I simply really feel like this has been probably the most constant tennis I’ve performed at this stage. Hopefully I can hold that going. “

Gauff celebrates victory in her  ladies singles fourth round match against Ons Jabeur.

‘Still studying’

At 17 years and 86 days previous, Gauff is the youngest participant to make a grand slam quarterfinal since Nicole Vaidisova reached the final eight at the 2006 French Open.

Gauff additionally became the youngest American to reach quarterfinal of grand slam since Venus Williams did at the 1997 US Open.

The 17-year-old dominated from the onset in opposition to Jabeur, breaking early in the primary set and never letting her vice-like grip on the opening salvos loosen.

In the second set, Gauff broke once more early on, although she wanted 4 match factors at 5-1 to beat the Tunisian.

Despite the boldness she’s exuded at Roland Garros up to now, Gauff says she’s “undoubtedly nonetheless studying” on clay courts.

“I’m going to at all times nonetheless be studying regardless of what number of matches I win,” Gauff said. “But for me, it is simply being affected person.

“And shot choice I believe is basically necessary on clay since you’re not going to have too many outright winners on clay simply because it is slower and offers extra time to your opponent to get the ball.”

Gauff plays a backhand in her ladies singles fourth round match against Ons Jabeur.

“I believe clay might be the floor you should use the entire courtroom probably the most,” Gauff continued. “I believe it is necessary that I proceed to combine up how I play so my opponents do not actually know what to count on.”

Gauff, who has but to drop a set at the French Open, will face Barbora Krejcikova in the subsequent spherical after the Czech simply beat former finalist Sloane Stephens.

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