Coco Gauff cruised into the fifth round of the French Open beating Ons Jabeur 6-3 6-2.
The American was in fine form in a near-perfect performance. Gauff produced zero double faults, won 81% of her first serve points and didn’t drop a single service game.
Gauff raced through the first set in 28 minutes, taking control from the outset with an early break.
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As the set progressed Jabeur’s game became littered with mistakes as Gauff expertly applied the pressure.
The second set was even more one-sided as Jabeur picked up just one game. Gauff set a blistering pace in her service games that Jabeur struggled to match and at one stage in the match the Tunisian was so deflated she gave up on a point when she skied a shot, turning her back, even though Gauff was required to return.
It is Gauff’s first quarter-final at the French Open and the 17-year-old was delighted with her performance after the match.
“I’m super happy that I was able to reach my first quarter-final. I played really well today, so I’m happy about that,” she said.
Parma gave me a lot of confidence especially on clay, it was my first title on clay.
“Coming here gave me a lot of confidence and taught me a lot how to close matches and deal with the pressure on important points.”
Gauff will be confident about her chances with several top seeds crashing out of the tournament.
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Serena Williams bowed out on Sunday, while Aryna Sabalenka, Ash Barty and Naomi Osaka also out.
Gauff will play Barbora Krejcikova in the quarter-finals, who is ranked below Gauff at world number 33.
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