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American Coco Gauff advances to the final 16 at Roland-Garros

Coco Gauff defeated Kaia Kanepi 6-3, 6-4 on Friday. She’ll face Belgian Elise Mertens, the No 31 seed, in the next round.

Coco Gauff makes the last 16 at 2022 Roland Garros (Federico Pestellini/ Panoramic)

American Cori Gauff, the No 18 seed, defeated Estonian Kaia Kanepi 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the last 16 of Roland-Garros in Paris on Friday afternoon.

Gauff, ranked No 23, will face Elise Mertens, the No 31 seed.

The 18-year-old American previously beat Canadian qualifier Rebecca Marino 7-5, 6-0 and Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck 6-1, 7-6 (4) before Friday’s latest victory.

No 46-ranked Kanepi previously edged out the No 10 seed Spaniard Garbine Muguruza 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, and won against Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia 6-4, 6-4.

Other third-round results (most recent results first):

  • Martina Trevisan beat Daria Saville (WC): 6-3, 6-4
  • Amanda Anisimova beat Karolina Muchova: 6-7 [7], 6-2, 3-0 ab.
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