After Fernandez and Raducanu, Coco Gauff Moves Into Her First-Ever Slam Semifinal at US Open 2021

Published 09/08/2021, 11:02 PM EDT


This week has been full of excitement and top-quality tennis. The women’s doubles quarter-finals have seen some major action take place. The first seeds of the tournament, Hsieh Su-Wei, and Elise Mertens, faced the American pair of Coco Gauff and Caty McNally seeded 11th.

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As there have been a lot of upsets in this tournament, this one wasn’t a big surprise either. The young duo of Gauff and McNally gave their absolute best on the court and sealed their victory. The match ended with a score of 6-3,7-6(7-1)

Coco Gauff and Caty McNally, Washington (Photo by Chaz Niell/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Set 1

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The match started with a bang as both the teams broke one of their opponents in the initial stages. The turning point of the game came when Gauff and McNally were leading the set 4-3. They were three break points up initially, but their opponents gave a strong fight to reach deuce. After a tough battle, the American pair finally took that game. The set ended with a score of 6-3 in favor of Coco Gauff and Caty McNally.

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Set 2

Although the top seeds lost the first set, they had no plans of giving up. The set started with both the teams holding their initial service games. There were early breaks from both sides after the 1-1 score, but the American pair finally got the breakthrough after 3-3. However, their opponents fought back by winning the next game. The set saw some premium-level volleys from both the teams and some amazing cross-court rallies.

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There were many rallies that made the fans sit on the edge of their seats. At 6-6, the Americans got so charged up to win that they absolutely dominated the tie-break, using their volleys to absolute perfection to win the tiebreaker and the second set by 7-6(7-1).

Now, the young duo of Coco Gauff and Caty McNally have reached the Semi-Final of the US Open. They will face the pairing of Alexa Guarachi and Desirae Krawczyk to advance to the final.

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Yashvardhan Sarda

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