The fourth round of the 2021 French Open continued on Monday with spots in the quarterfinal on the line. Young American star Coco Gauff started the day with another notable achievement while on the men’s side, Novak Djokovic looked to defend his top seed.
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Coco Gauff reaches first Grand Slam quarterfinal
Coco Gauff, the 17-year-old American who broke out at Wimbledon in 2019, is into her first Grand Slam quarterfinal after defeating Ons Jabeur 6-3, 6-1 in a quick 53 minutes. The two are both former junior Roland Garros champions.
She is the youngest American to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal since Venus Williams did it at the 1997 U.S. Open. Williams reached the final, where she lost to world No. 1 Martina Hingis. Gauff is the youngest to reach a Grand Slam quarter since 2006.
Gauff, seeded No. 24, will meet unseeded Barbora Krejcikova, ranked No. 33 in tihe world, in the quarterfinals.
The teenager soared into her first quarterfinal with ease and did not face a break point in the match. She also didn’t record a double fault, a notable feat given her difficulties serving in recent matches. Gauff lost only nine points on her serve through the entire match. She is now 16-3 (.840) on clay in her young career.
Krejcikova advanced with a strong 6-2, 6-0 win against American Sloane Stephens, the 2018 French Open runner-up. Krejcikova is a former No. 1 in doubles and won two Grand Slam titles with Katerina Siniakova. The duo play in the doubles quarterfinals on Tuesday.
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