French Open 2021: 17-year-old Coco Gauff campaign ends as Barbora Krejcikova continues dream run into semis

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French Open 2021: Unseeded Barbora Krejcikova overcame a dilatory commencement to decision 17-year-old American prima Coco Gauff and scope her maiden Grand Slam singles semi-final astatine the Roland Garros.

Barbora Krejcikova defeated Coco Cauff successful  the French Open quarter-final (Reuters Photo)

Barbora Krejcikova defeated Coco Cauff successful the French Open quarter-final (Reuters Photo)


  • 17-year-old Gauff was incapable to marque it to her maiden Grand Slam semi-final
  • Krejcikova is hoping to go the archetypal French Open women's singles champion from Czech Republic since 1981
  • She volition look defending champion Iga Swiatek oregon Maria Sakkari successful semi-final

Unseeded Barbora Krejcikova made afloat usage of a nervy showing from 17-year-old Coco Gauff successful their women's singles quarter-final gathering to scope her first-ever Grand Slam singles last-four round. Krejcikova, ranked 33, defeated Gauff 7-6(6) 6-3 connected Wednesday.

Barbora Krejcikova extended her winning tally connected the reddish ungraded to 9 matches and she won the conflict of composure against teen Gauff, who featured successful her maiden Grand Slam quarter-final.

Krejckova, a doubles champion astatine Roland Garros, saved arsenic galore arsenic 5 acceptable points arsenic she recovered good from a dilatory start. She steamrolled Gauff successful the 2nd acceptable earlier the American teen fought backmost from being 1-5 down. However, it was not capable arsenic Krejcikova wrapped up the quarter-final necktie successful an hr and 50 minutes.

It was evident that Krejcikova crumbled nether unit aft a beardown commencement arsenic she made 41 unforced errors and served 7 treble faults.

Krejcikova wished Gauff bully luck, saying the awesome 17-year-old volition soon person her clip astatine the Grand Slams. She volition look either defending champion Iga Swiatek oregon Maria Sakkari successful the semi-final.

Gauff's clip is going to come: Krejcikova

"Just being capable to win, this is thing I person ne'er dreamed of. I deliberation it was precise important, I conscionable told myself to spell for each ball, conscionable play and bask each ball. I was down a small bit, and past I conscionable made it somehow," Krejcikova said during an on-court interview.

"The 2nd acceptable I started truly well, I was leading. I was conscionable enjoying, I was truly playing a really, truly bully match.

"Coco is impressive. She is conscionable 17 years old. I privation her each the best. I would similar to archer her to conscionable support going. Her clip is going to come," she added.

Krejcikova is looking to go the archetypal subordinate from the Czech Republic to assistance the Suzanne Lenglen Cup since Hana Mandlikova successful 1981.

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