Coco Gauff: US Open champion books her place within the fourth spherical of Miami Open | Tennis Information


Third seed Coco Gauff reeled off 10 video games in a row to e book her place within the
fourth spherical of the Miami Open with a 6-4 6-0 victory over Oceane Dodin.

Gauff trailed 4-2 within the first set and needed to save two break factors to keep away from falling additional behind earlier than clicking into high gear in opposition to Dodin, who contributed to her personal downfall with consecutive double faults when serving for a 5-3 lead.

The US Open champion has now received 22 of her final 23 matches on residence soil relationship again to her Washington title run final July.

“It could be actually cool to win right here at residence,” mentioned Gauff, who was born in Delray Seaside, Florida.

“I feel one of the best half about successful right here is simply having the ability to drive residence with the trophy and never must fly and pack. And I am a Dolphins fan, so possibly if I win right here they will win one other trophy on the Tremendous Bowl.”

She is going to face Caroline Garcia for a spot within the quarter-finals after the Frenchwoman beat former world No 1 Naomi Osaka 7-6 (7-4) 7-5.

“Caroline’s all the time a troublesome participant to play,” US Open champion Gauff mentioned in her post-match press convention. “I feel I misplaced to her the newest time.

“She’s robust. Everyone knows how she performs. Takes the ball tremendous early, performs very aggressive.

“I feel for me it is going to be necessary that I simply type of keep on with my sport and get the ball deep within the courtroom and never let her run me round on the courtroom.”

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Highlights as Caroline Garcia knocks Naomi Osaka out of the Miami Open

Gauff and Garcia have break up their 4 prior conferences, with their final assembly coming on the 2022 WTA Finals in Fort Price, Texas.

Fifth-ranked Jessica Pegula defeated Leylah Fernandez 7-5 6-4 to succeed in the fourth spherical for the third straight 12 months.

“Leylah’s a troublesome out,” Pegula mentioned, after her win. “She appears to play even higher when she performs in opposition to higher-ranked folks, and he or she did not make it straightforward. I am glad I needed to robust my means by means of that match, and hopefully use that as some confidence going ahead.”

Pegula will face her fellow American, Emma Navarro, with a spot within the quarter-finals on the road.

The 22-year-old Navarro continued the winningest season of her profession by taking down Jasmine Paolini 6-2 3-6 6-0.

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Highlights as Jessica Pegula defeated Leylah Fernandez

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