Coco Gauff quick match.  Australian Open semi-final outside Madrid

Coco Gauff is fighting in Madrid for not only another good performance, but… Promotion to second place in the WTA rankings. No American has ever reached this level before, so she faces a historic opportunity. With each victory, the 20-year-old gets closer to surpassing Aryna Sabalenka. Her situation is made easier because in Madrid she has only 65 points, and the Belarusian has as many as 1000 points.

The 2023 US Open champion got off to a strong start in the Spanish capital. By defeating Arantxa Rus in just 51 minutes and… without losing a single match. Such a result at this level is extremely rare. In the next round, this year's Australian Open semifinalist – Diana Jastremska – was waiting for her. However, the Ukrainian cannot confirm her recent good performance in Australia. So the American was the favorite in the fight.

Coco Gauff wins the confrontation with Diana Jastremska. The American advanced to the fourth round of the WTA 1000 tournament in Madrid

Goff dominated the start of the match. The first half almost ended with a score of 6-0. Coco had a break point, which was also a set point, but her opponent avoided such a result at the last moment. This clipped the 20-year-old's wings for a moment and encouraged Yastremska. The Ukrainian recorded a positive series and led to a score of 5:4 for the 2023 US Open champion. She got her pass to tie the score in the first game. However, it failed in this attempt. The American used the fifth set ball and finished the match with a score of 6:4.

In the second group Koko didn't let Dagana talk anymore. It quickly became 4-0 for the current third racket in the world. And although after a while Jastremska made up for the loss of one break, the next two matches went to Gauff. Ultimately, the 20-year-old prevailed in the encounter between this year's Australian Open semi-finalists 6-4 6-1 after just 77 minutes of play.

She will be her opponent in the fight for the WTA 1000 quarterfinals in Madrid His compatriot Madison Keys is back in good shape. Today, the 2023 US Open semi-finalist defeated Lyudmila Samsonova with a score of 6:2, 6:3. Coco Gauff will therefore face another major battle in the competition for her personal best in the rankings.

Sabalenka in the AO 2024 final! Summary of the match against Coco Gauff. video/INTERIA.TV/INTERIA.TV

Coco Jouf/Martin Cape/AFP/France Press agency

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