Coco Gauff advanced to the third round on Wednesday with a 6-3, 6-2 win over fellow teenager Mira Andreeva. Here’s what you need to know:
Gauff had 65 points and 81 percent first serve. She had 24 wins and 16 unforced errors. The 19-year-old reached the third round of the US Open for the second year in a row. Gauff will face 32 seed Elise Mertens in the third round. Mertens saved two match points with a 3-6, 7-6 (7), 6-1 win over American Danielle Collins.
Gauff has won 13 of its last 14 games. In the first round of the US Open, Gauff defeated 35-year-old Laura Sigmund 3-6, 6-2, 6-4.
The American entered the US Open with confidence after winning the City Open and the Cincinnati Open. Gauff’s win in Cincinnati was her first WTA 1000 title. On her way to winning the Cincinnati Open, Gauff defeated world No. 1 Iga Switek in three sets for the first time in her career.
Gauff is looking for her first title. It is her best result in the 2022 French Open final.
Other American results
American Taylor Townsend sparked controversy with a 7-6(1), 7-5 win over 19th seed Beatriz Haddad on Wednesday. It will be Townsend’s first US Open appearance in the third round since 2019.
No. 28 seed Chris Eubanks lost to French wild card Benjamin Bonzi 7-6 (6) 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7). Eubanks made his first Slam quarterfinal at Wimbledon this year. Bonzi will face Dominic Stricker, who upset No. 7 Stefanos Tsitsipas in five sets.
20-year-old Ben Shelton 2020 US Open champion Dominic Thiem advanced to the third round with a 7-6 (1), 1-0 walk. This is Shelton’s best finish in the US Open of his career.
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