French Open: Teenager Coco Gauff books quarter-final berth, Barbora Krejcikova sends Sloane Stephens packing

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French Open 2021: 17-year-old Coco Gauff booked a spot successful her maiden Grand Slam quarter-final with a convincing triumph implicit Ons Jabeur of Tunisia successful the women's singles fourth-round lucifer astatine Roland Garros. She volition look in-form Barbora Krejcikova successful the past 8 round.

17-year-old Coco Gauff reached her maiden Grand Slam quarter-final astatine  French Open connected  Monday (AP Photo)

17-year-old Coco Gauff reached her maiden Grand Slam quarter-final astatine French Open connected Monday (AP Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Coco Guaff, 17, reached her maiden Grand Slam singles quarter-final astatine Roland Garros
  • She volition look in-form Barbora Krejcikova successful the quarter-final connected Wednesday
  • Krejcikova ousted erstwhile finalist Sloane Stephens successful consecutive sets connected Monday

17-year-old Coco Gauff reached her maiden Grand Slam quarter-final connected Monday arsenic she sent Tunisia's Ons Jabeur packing successful their women's singles fourth-round match. Gauff eased into the quarter-final with a 6-3 6-1 implicit the 25th effect astatine Roland Garros.

The 17-year-old capitalised connected a tense commencement by Jabeur and ne'er fto her hostile disconnected the hook successful a objective display.

Jabeur, similar Gauff a erstwhile inferior French Open champion, tried to premix things up with her trademark driblet shots but thing could disrupt Gauff's flow.

Gauff wrapped up the triumph successful little than an hr connected her 4th lucifer constituent and is yet to driblet a acceptable successful the tournament.

Gauff volition look the big-hitting Barbora Krejcikova who is connected a good tally successful the ongoing clay-court season. Krejcikova powered past erstwhile finalist Sloane Stephens of the United States 6-2 6-0 successful their matchup of unseeded players to scope the quarter-finals.

Krejcikova continues imagination tally connected reddish dirt

The 33rd-ranked Krejcikova, who won the 2018 doubles rubric astatine Roland Garros with Katerina Siniakov, has been unbeaten since a maiden title-winning tally successful Strasbourg up of the French Open and dominated the 2017 US Open victor from the commencement connected a sun-bathed Suzanne Lenglen court.

Former satellite fig 3 Stephens, who reached the last successful Paris successful 2018, did not person immoderate reply to Krejcikova's almighty but effortless play successful their archetypal gathering and did not assistance her origin by committing 26 unforced errors.

The 25-year-old Krejcikova broke the American's service doubly successful the opening acceptable and past wiped her retired successful the second. (With inputs from Reuters).

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