French Open 2021: Coco Gauff reaches first ever Grand Slam quarterfinals

Jun 8, 2021, 2:23 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh, USA

American teenage sensation Coco Gauff defeated No:25 Seed Ons Jabeur in straight sets 6-3, 6-1 to reach her first ever Grand Slam quarterfinals at the French Open in Paris. Gauff 17, who remains the youngest player at the Roland Garros overpowered 26-year-old Ons Jabeur of Tunisia in just 53 minutes.

The young American has been in sublime form in the tournament so far. She hasn’t dropped a set yet and is looking absolutely dominant.

In this match too, she hit just 9 unforced errors, 12 less than her opponent and struck 15 winners. In the quarterfinals next, Gauff will face Czech Barbora Krejcikova who defeated her compatriot Sloane Stephens earlier.

With this victory, Coco becomes the youngest American to reach the quarterfinals of a major since fellow countrywoman Venus Williams in 1997.

Gauff won the French Open girls’ junior Grand Slam tournament at the Roland Garros back in 2018, when she was only 14 years. The Delray Beach Fl, native Gauff, is on course to replicate similar success at a major in Paris this weekend.

Lamin Drammeh is a multiple award winning Gambian journalist and former sports editor of The Point Newspaper - now based in New York, United States.

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