“She Had Wild Screams”- Coco Gauff Opens Up on Nasty Exchange With Marketa Vondrousova at WTA Dubai 2021

Published 03/10/2021, 4:20 AM CST
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 20: Coco Gauff of the United States of America plays a backhand during her Women’s Singles first round match against Venus Williams of the United States of America on day one of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 20, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)


Recently, teen tennis star Coco Gauff faced off against Marketa Vondrousova. It was a very competitive battle with both players fighting for every point. However, this match also one with many controversies.

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In the last set, Coco saw Marketa using her racquet to catch the ball. As per the rules, this would be a fault but it wasn’t called. Later, the young American lost 2 consecutive points which led to a huge roar from Vondrousova.

Gauff wasn’t happy about this and in a later point, she aimed a backhand straight to the Czech’s body heating up things even more. Clearly, this was not the encounter that fans would have wanted.

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Read More -WATCH: Coco Gauff and Marketa Vondrousova Land Up Having Nasty Exchanges at WTA Dubai 2021

After an intense battle, Gauff finally won the match 3-6, 6-0, 6-4 to move into the Round of 16. In the post-match interview, she was asked about the heated exchanges with Vondrousova. In response, she said,

“My personality, I mean, I fight fire with fire. I lost those two points in that game (after their discussion) and she had wild screams. I like to scream so I screamed back.”

Coco Gauff of the United States celebrates after winning match point during her Women’s Singles third round match. It was against Naomi Osaka of Japan. It was on day five of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 24, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Coco Gauff Seeking First Big Title

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So far in her career, Coco Gauff has only one one WTA title. She is seeking another one in Dubai and if she does win it, it would be her first WTA 1000 title.

The American surely wants to achieve this but she has a tough road ahead. In the Round of 16, she is facing off against Tereza Martincova who beat Karolina Pliskova and Kiki Bertens.

The Czech tennis star is in incredible form and could pose a huge challenge to Gauff.  Hopefully, despite this, Coco will still be able to pull off a victory.

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