Coco Gauff and Team Reach Finals as Opponent Encounters an Unfortunate Situation at US Open 2021

Published 09/10/2021, 3:58 PM EDT
Aug 30, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Coco Gauff of the United States reacts after winning a first round match against Magda Linette of Poland on day one of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports


After losing to Sloane Stephens in the second round of the women’s singles draw, American tennis star Coco Gauff has made it to the finals of the women’s doubles event along with compatriot Caty McNally.

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Aug 30, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Coco Gauff of the United States hits to Magda Linette of Poland on day one of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

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Luisa Stefani- Gabriela Dabrowski gave a walkover to Coco Gauff-Caty McNally in US Open Semi-Finals

During their semi-final matchup against Brazil’s Luisa Stefani and Canada’s Gabriela Dabrowski, the all-American duo gave a tough fight in the opening set and took it to a tie-breaker.

Stefani and Dabrowski were leading the scoreboard with a quick 2-0 lead in the breaker. Just when they were expected to pounce on the minibreak, an unfortunate incident turned the whole match around.

Luisa Stefani was moving to the side and turned backwards to see the shot made by her partner Dabrowski. During that turnover, the Brazilian twisted her right knee and fell on to the net. Despite the medical officials best efforts, Stefani couldn’t get up without support.

The Brazilian looked to be dealing with a great deal of pain as she and partner Dabrowski decided to walk away from the semi-final matchup. After achieving a career-high ranking of No.17 in doubles, this was Stefani’s first grand slam semi-final match.

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It was an unfortunate end to a great run by both Luisa Stefani and Gabriela Dabrowski. As Stefani was carried in a wheel chair from the court, there was a huge cheer from the crowd at Louis Armstrong stadium as they applauded the pair for putting up an amazing contest so far at the tournament.

Coming to Coco Gauff and Caty McNally, the all-American duo proved their worth by outlasting the top seeds Su-Wei Hsieh and Elise Mertens in the quarter-final couple of days ago.

Having advanced to the finals as a result of an unfortunate walkover, Gauff-McNally will now face Samantha Stosur and Shuai Zhang. Coco Gauff has now made her debut in a grand slam final.

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Sagar Ashtakoula

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Having developed an interest in creating content, he mixed his passion for writing with his love for tennis for 2 years at SportsKeeda before joining the tennis team at EssentiallySports.

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