PARIS – Coco Gauff’s Grand Slam glory has to wait.
Gauff, 17, let the first set slip away. Then let her emotions take her place in a disappointing second start in the 7-6(6), 6-3 quarter-final at the French Open on Wednesday against the undefeated Barbora Krejcikova. place
Gauff led 3-0 at first, then 5-3 and picked up a total of five sets in the opening. but failed to convert any
Krejcikova seized the opportunity to grab the outfit by scoring the last four points of the tiebreak. She then rolled out 15 consecutive points at one point en route to a 5-0 edge in the second set.
Closing down the most important victory in her singles career was no easy task, although Krejcikova needed six match points to do so. by raising her arms above her head when she finally won when Gauff sent out the striker.
Krejcikova, 25, of the Czech Republic, who has won two Grand Slam doubles but is playing in her fifth major tournament in singles and only once before making it to the fourth round. She is currently ranked #33 at a career high and is ranked with 10 wins in singles.
She finished nine of Gauff’s 24th, Florida resident and was the youngest French Open semi-finalist since 2006. Gauff’s 41 unforced errors included seven. Twice – and then once hit the ground three times
On Thursday, Krejcikova will face former Poland champion Iga Swiatek or Greece’s 17th seed Maria Sakkari, who is scheduled to play in the women’s quarter-finals. The other semifinal match was 31st place Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia and Tamara Zidansek of Slovenia.
Gauff vs. Krejickova kicked off early in the morning with temperatures as low as 70 degrees Fahrenheit (low 20 degrees Celsius), blue skies and no wind.
After the number of fans in the 15,000-seat main stadium was capped at 1,000 for each of the first 10 days of matches due to COVID-19 restrictions, that limit was increased to 5,000 on Wednesday and attendees pulled out Gauff. Loud, who broke into the scene at Wimbledon two years ago by reaching the fourth round.
A cry of “Allez, Coco!” (“Let’s go Coco!”) greets her winner. Loud applause before her service game.
And Goff treated those supporters with a brilliant start, taking that 3-0 lead after tens of minutes. This was in part thanks to a first three-point win that lasted at least 10 strokes and two of Krejcikova’s two eight mistakes.
The difference was striking as Krejcikova retreated on the way to pull all 3 when only the slightest polite applause was heard.
Gauff served for the opening set at 5-3 and was a point from the receiver. but pushed a long backhand This was followed by a double fall and a netted backhand, knocking Krejcikova down.
Gauff had two more sets while going 6-5 and coming back, but the first time she missed a backhand and Krejcikova won the backhand second.
Two more chances for Goff to snatch that set came to the breaker as the American team again led 6-4. Krejcikova served this, erasing both by tanning the winner’s front across the court, then taking another winner. people from that wing to enter that scene
— with AP