BREAKING NEWS: Superstar American Coco Gauff is eliminated from the Australian Open in the fourth round as Jelena Ostapenka produces a massive straight sets shock to set up the quarter-final clash with Elena Rybakina
American Coco Gauff was at the end of a major shock in the fourth round of the Australian Open on Sunday when she was beaten in straight sets by Jelena Ostapenka.
The 18-year-old went into the match at Margaret Court Arena as a huge favorite, seeded 10 places higher than her Latvian opponent with a place in the Quarters on the horizon.
But Gauff failed to face the situation, losing 7-5, 6-3 to leave spectators stunned and drive the young US star home.
Coco Gauff laments a decision during her loss that lasted just an hour and 33 minutes
Jelena Ostapenka shocked the Australian Open by beating the American number 7
Gauff struggled at Margaret Court Arena and missed a huge opportunity to go deep in a slam
Ostapenka staged a power-hitting clinic in Melbourne to seal the win and she has now scheduled a quarter-final match with Elena Rybakina – another huge shock in itself.
On Rod Laver, Rybakina defeated world no.
Gauff should be even more disappointed when she sees that Swiatek is also out, because the other result would have significantly increased her chances of making it into the final.
Gauff says goodbye to the crowd after retiring from the women’s singles in the fourth round
Gauff (below) plays a comeback in sweltering Australian temperatures on Sunday afternoon
Ostapenka was ruthless and scheduled a quarterfinal match with Elena Rybakina next week
On the court, the 17th seeded Ostapenko was ruthless in the finish, unleashing a pounding forehand down the line to score the match point and then clipping the line with a crosscourt forehand winner to give Gauff no chance.
There’s still one American in the women’s, though: Jessica Pegula – the No. 3 seed – takes on Barbora Krejcikova on Monday.
She is the top seed in women’s singles and is hoping to seal a best-ever Grand Slam finish in Australia this year after reaching the quarterfinals twice there in 2021 and 2022.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/tennis/article-11662885/Coco-Gauff-dumped-Australian-Open-fourth-round-Jelena-Ostapenka.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Coco Gauff is kicked out of the Australian Open by Jelena Ostapenka in the fourth round