Coco Gauff rallies, continues dominant run on clay


American teenager Coco Gauff is continuing her dominant clay streak. 

Gauff, 17, erased set points before pulling out the opening tiebreaker against Aleksandra Krunic in her first-round matchup. She would go on to beat Krunic 7-6 (11), 6-4 Tuesday at the French Open, marking her first match win as a seeded player at any Grand Slam tournament. 

Gauff was the junior tournament champion at Roland-Garros three years ago at the age of 14.

Next up is Wang Qiang, who Gauff beat in straight sets in the final of the Emilia-Romagna Open in Parma, Italy on Saturday, giving Gauff her first clay-court singles title. It also pushed her up to No. 25 in the WTA rankings, making her the youngest American woman to make her Top 25 debut since Serena Williams in 1998. 

With the win, Gauff is now 13-3 on clay this season.