Sport Gauff crashes out of French Open

05:36  01 october  2020
05:36  01 october  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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Jo Konta put out of her misery by American teenage star Coco Gauff after woeful showing sees British No 1 crash out in French Open first round. Somebody had to win before it was put out of its misery, and that was the 16 year-old American, who clocked up her first main draw win at Roland Garros by

One year after her run to the Roland Garros semi-final Johanna Konta fell at the first hurdle after a thorough 6-3, 6-3 beating from Coco Gauff .

PARIS (Reuters) - American teenager Coco Gauff was knocked out in the second round of the French Open after losing her way following a solid opening set in a 4-6 6-2 7-5 defeat to Italian qualifier Martina Trevisan on Wednesday.

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On the day 23-times Grand Slam singles champion Serena Williams withdrew with an Achilles injury, Gauff was looking to keep the Stars and Stripes flying but she eventually flagged, serving two double faults in the last game.

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British hopes at the French Open took a battering as both Andy Murray and Johanna Konta crashed out in straight-sets first-round defeats to Stan Wawrinka and But Gauff of course was aiming to make life uncomfortable, did so very effectively, and earned a second-round match with Martina Trevisan.

Serena Williams forced out of French Open by Achilles heel injury. Serena Williams has withdrawn from Roland Garros . No confirmation on the reason but she has said numerous times that the achilles injury she sustained in the US Open semi-final was still bothering her.

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The 16-year-old, the youngest player in the main draw who reached the fourth round of the Australian Open this year as well as at Wimbledon in 2019, was in control before allowing her opponent into the contest.

Trevisan then took full advantage to set up a meeting with Greek 20th seed Maria Sakkari.

Another American teenager, Amanda Anisimova, advanced into the third round on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Toby Davis)

Analysis: Swiatek, younger set thriving in women's tennis .
Iga Swiatek took note when Naomi Osaka was accumulating three Grand Slam trophies by age 22. Swiatek also was paying attention, of course, when Bianca Andreescu won her first major at 19. And when Sofia Kenin added her name to the list of Slam champions at 21. “For sure, it’s, like, inspiring. I know that there are no limits,” Swiatek, still just 19 herself, said Saturday after winning the French Open for the first tour-level title of her nascent career. “Even though you’re really young, and you’re an underdog, you can do a lot in a sport like tennis.

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