dressing Open 2021: Coco Gauff upset by unseeded Barbora Krejcikova in quarterfinals

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Coco Gauff, The us’s 17-year old tennis sensation, met her match in the dressing Open on Wednesday. The phenom was once upset by unseeded Barbora Krejcikova 7-6 (6), 6-3 in the quarterfinals, putting an end to her run at Roland Garros. Gauff became the youngest player to make it to the quarterfinals of the dressing Open since 2006. 

Krejcikova had to put together a comeback effort after Gauff held a 3-0 lead out of the gate. The comeback was once aided by Gauff’s 41 unforced errors and seven double faults all the way through the match.

Gauff held a complete of five set points all the way through the opener, but failed to transform any of them. However, Krejcikova was once in a position to win the opening set by taking the final four points of the tiebreaker. She followed that up with 15 consecutive points and held a 5-0 edge all the way through the second one set.

The upset victory was once a big one for Krejcikova, who has won two Grand Slam doubles titles with Katerina Sinjakova, but had never made it past the fourth round as a solo competitor. 

“Everybody, they just put a label on me like, ‘Yeah, you play doubles. You’re a doubles specialist.’ But I never thought I just need to be a doubles specialist,” Krejcikova said following her win, according to ESPN. “So I used to be just working tough at all times. I just wanted to play singles. It was once in reality, like, frustrating that I just wasn’t in a position to receive there. But I all the time felt … in the future, I’m just going to receive there.”

Krejcikova is currently ranked No. 33 on the planet and has won her final 10 matches in singles competition. She will now face No. 17 seed Maria Sakkari in the semifinals.

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