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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
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.
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 , 7-5