Coco Gauff, the young tennis sensation, is currently playing at the Ostrava Open 2020 in the Czech Republic. Gauff, who is just 16, won against Katerina Siniakova, the home favorite.
Moreover, she conquered her in straight sets by 7-5, 6-4. Gauff will now face the Belarusian professional tennis player, Aryna Sabalenka, in the second round of the tournament. Additionally, Gauff had already defeated this opponent in Lexington two months ago.
Additionally, the American, who participates in her first event after the Roland Garros, had to also win in the qualifying rounds to reach till here. Besides, it was a tough time for the teenager, after losing in the Italian Open and French Open.
However, the change of surface may change luck for Gauff. The hardcourts and conditions here are synonymous with one at Linz last year. Additionally, Gauff procured her first-ever WTA trophy at 15 years at Linz.
“I Kept Fighting, And I Stayed In There”: Coco Gauff
Even after winning the match, Gauff wasn’t all happy with her game. In the post-match conference, she said, ”It was not my best. And it was not my worst.” Additionally, Gauff believes that her performance in the match was somewhere around lower-middle. American added, ”I did not start the best. I mean, I got broken at love in the first game.”
Coco explained, ”But I kept fighting, and I stayed in there.” In addition to this, Guaff also mentioned how she did not get an opportunity to practice at Center Court before the main match. And Gauff said that she is getting used to the nature of the court.
Besides, Gauff did have some challenging moments on the court against the Czech tennis player, who played some fantastic tennis here and there. And in the first round, the Czech’s play did cause some trouble as well to Gauff. However, the American bounced back strongly in the second set to book herself a second-round seat.