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Coco Gauff defeats Wang Qiang in straight sets

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Coco Gauff defeated Wang Qiang 6-3, 7-6(1) on Thursday to advance to the third round of the French Open.

Gauff battled back after saving a set point to win her second-round match in straight sets. The 17-year-old has won 11 of her last 12 matches and will now play in the third round of Roland Garros for the first time in her career.