Coco Gauff continues run, reaches first grass court quarterfinal

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Coco Gauff is continuing to build on recent successes, reaching her first grass court quarterfinal at the Berlin Open.

Gauff took down Chinese qualifier Wang Xinyu 6-0, 6-4.

After taking the first set, she fought back from a break down in the second to take the match in straight sets. She managed to dispatch the world No. 76 in just 63 minutes.

The 18-year-old has been on a tear of late, reaching her first Grand Slam final at the French Open. Her best finish on grass prior to this tournament was the fourth round at Wimbledon in 2019, when she was just 15 years old.

Gauff will next play Karolina Pliskova, a finalist at Wimbledon last year. Pliskova won their first-ever meeting earlier this year which was a 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 marathon at the Madrid Open.

Ons Jabeur won her match, having to fight for the tie break to beat Alycia Parks 6-2, 7-6(8). She’ll next play Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the quarterfinals.