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Roland-Garros: Coco Gauff reaches second consecutive quarter-final in Paris

Cori Coco Gauff scored a straight sets win over Elise Mertens to set up a quarter-final clash against either Jil Teichmann or Sloane Stephens

Coco Gauff of the U.S. in action during her fourth round match against Belgium's Elise Mertens at the French Open Coco Gauff of the U.S. in action during her fourth round match against Belgium’s Elise Mertens at the French Open Image Credit: AI / Reuters / Panoramic

American teen Coco Gauff, the No 18 seed, has reached the quarter-finals of Roland-Garros for the second year in a row, after scoring a win over Belgian Elise Mertens, the No 31 seed, 6-4, 6-0 in Paris on Sunday.

In the first set, Mertens and Gauff traded two service breaks early on before Gauff got the decisive break in the 10th game to win 6-4. The American steamrolled Mertens 6-0 in the second to complete the win in one hour and 24 minutes.

Coco Gauff, ranked No 23, will play the winner of the match between Swiss Jil Teichmann, the No 23 seed, and American Sloane Stephens next.

Gauff reached her first Grand Slam quarter-final in Paris 12 months ago and has also reached the fourth round at Wimbledon twice and at the Australian Open once in her young career.

Paris (Grand Slam): Sunday round of 16 women’s results (Stade Roland-Garros, clay, EUR 43.600.000)

  • Leylah Fernandez (17) beat Amanda Anisimova (27): 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
  • Martina Trevisan beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich: 7-6 [10], 7-5
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