BIG BLOW! Anastasija Sevastova Ousts Coco Gauff Ahead of Wimbledon Championships 2021

Published 06/23/2021, 10:27 AM EDT
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 9, 2021 Cori Gauff of the U.S. reacts during her quarter final match against Czech Republic’s Barbora Krejcikova REUTERS/Benoit Tessier


Coco Gauff has lost her second round match against Anastasija Sevastova, 6-4, 5-7, 2-6. The American looked weak after her first set win, even though she produced 10 aces. The World No23 was on course for her quarterfinal place, before Sevastova changed her gears.

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Sevastova lead Gauff in every aspect, both service and return. She had a total of 81% points won off the first serve, whereas Gauff could only do 70%. The Latvian converted more break points than the American on returns.

Tennis – WTA 500 – Eastbourne International – Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club, Eastbourne, Britain – June 23, 2021 Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova in action during her round of 16 match against Cori Gauff of the U.S. Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

Anastasija Sevastova upsetting Coco Gauff

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The Latvian looked strong on her returns, as she won more 1st return and 2nd return points against the American. She saved 60% break points in all three sets, and won five games in a row in the third set. She outperformed the 17-year old in an hiur and 58 minutes.

The Latvian will now face Elena Rybakina in the quarterfinal stage of the Eastbourne International event.

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