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Top seed Gauff through to Auckland final

Coco Gauff won against Danka Kovinic 6-0, 6-2 on Saturday and will play the winner of the match between Belgian qualifier Ysaline Bonaventure and Spanish qualifier Rebeka Masarova for the title

Coco Gauff Coco Gauff in Auckland, 2023 (Photosport/Panoramic)

American Coco Gauff, the top seed, moved into the final of the Auckland Open by beating Montenegrin Danka Kovinic, the No 7 seed, 6-0, 6-2 at the ASB Tennis Centre on Saturday.

Gauff, ranked No 7, will face the winner of the match between Belgian qualifier Ysaline Bonaventure and Spanish qualifier Rebeka Masarova next.

Ahead of her victory, the 18-year-old American won against German Tatjana Maria (6-4, 6-1), wildcard Sofia Kenin (6-4, 6-4) and Chinese Lin Zhu (6-3, 6-2).

Kovinic, ranked No 60, won against Japanese qualifier Nao Hibino (6-1, 6-4), American Lauren Davis (4-6, 6-3, 6-2) and Slovak qualifier Viktoria Kuzmova (6-3, 6-2) in the previous rounds of the Auckland tournament.

Auckland WTA 250, other semi-final match (ASB Tennis Centre, hard, USD 259.303):

  • Ysaline Bonaventure vs. Rebeka Masarova

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