Gauff fights his way into the quarterfinals

Tennis : Gauff fights his way into the quarterfinals

Coco Gauff in action. Photo: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/FR171643 AP/dpa (Photo: dpa)

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New York (AP) – Young tennis star Coco Gauff has reached the quarter-finals of the US Open in New York after a feat of strength. The 18-year-old from the USA made it into the top eight on Monday night thanks to a hard-fought 7-5, 7-5 win over Zhang Shuai from China.

There Gauff, who some trust to succeed compatriot Serena Williams, meets Caroline Garcia. The 17th-seeded Frenchwoman beat Alison Riske-Amritraj of the United States 6-4, 6-1 in her round of 16 game.

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