During the US Open quarterfinals, Caroline Garcia defeated Coco Gauff. Meanwhile, Karen Khachanov and Casper Ruud also reached the men’s semifinals. While Caroline Garcia never really let Coco Gauff or the crowd get really involved in their U.S. Open quarterfinal, her victory was decisive.
Coco Gauff, 18, Has Enjoyed Great Successes Early in Her Career
Garcia played high-stakes tennis from early on and put her strokes where she wanted them to be, sometimes right at Coco Gauff’s feet and sometimes well out of reach. While Gauff had early successes in her career and is still just 18, Garcia has had a much longer journey to get to play in the first Grand Slam semifinal of her career at the age of 28.
The 17th-seeded Caroline Garcia started strong and took charge at the beginning of the match and never relented, achieving a 6-3, 6-4 victory against the 12th-seeded Coco Gauff. The match took place at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Coco Gauff Is Currently Ranked 8th in Singles and 5th in Doubles
In an interview, Garcia stated that she would just go for her shots, even when she was stressed. Before her victory over Coco Gauff, who was also the runner-up at the French Open in June, Garcia had lost both of her two previous matches against her. Still, she showed that she was by far the better player this time around and won decisively.
Caroline Garcia is from France and hasn’t ceded a set at Flushing Meadows so far this year. She has stretched her winning streak to 13 matches overall and solidified her status as a player playing as well as anyone in women’s tennis at the moment. Last season, she finished ranked 74th, but now she seems to be well on her way to rising into the top 10. In her recent interview, she stated that she felt healthy again during the last couple of months and was looking forward to the next challenge in front of her and the things she could achieve.
Caroline Garcia later faced Wimbledon runner-up Ons Jabeur of Tunisia for the semi-final and lost 1-6, 3-6.