Coco Gauff, the 16-year old teen storms into the semifinals of the Top Seed Open at Lexington in Kentucky. While Gauff was trailing by 4-6,2-4, 30-40, things suddenly changed for the American and she won the match by 4-6,6-4,6-1. Additionally, Ons Jabeur who suffered this defeat from the hands of Gauff.
However, Coco Gauff had all praise for her opponent. In a post-match conversation, she said, “My last two opponents were big hitters. So coming in and playing somebody who is a little bit more crafty was certainly more difficult.”
Further, she added, “It was hard to maintain a rhythm on her. She was always changing the ball height and the speed of the ball. But I am glad I was kind of able to figure it out in the third.”
Coco Gauff Will Be Facing Compatriot Jennifer Brady In The Semi-Finals
Besides, it was the first event for Coco Gauff after the round of 16 matches in the Australian Open. Additionally, the Top Seed Open is her second semi-final at the tour level. It was October, last year that she was able to win her first WTA tournament. She turned the tables against Jelena Ostapenko in Linz.
Coco Gauff is now becoming famous for her comeback after losing the first sets. In the quarter-final, Tunisian Ons had no answers to the comeback of Gauff after winning the first set and leading the second by 4-2.
Now, Gauff will fight it out against compatriot Jennifer Brady in the semi-finals. Additionally, Brady has been a tough player to beat in the tournament so far. Hence it would be interesting to see who gets at the top to play in the semi-finals.
In the other integral match, former world number Serena Williams faced a shock as she loses against world number 116 Shelby Rogers.