Coco Gauff Matches Serena Williams’ Feat After Reaching Quarterfinals at WTA Adelaide

Published 01/13/2022, 5:00 AM EST
Coco Gauff of the U.S. celebrates during her first round match against Britain’s Johanna Konta REUTERS/Christian Hartmann


American teenage sensation, Coco Gauff, is one of the most popular tennis players on the tour. At the age of 17, the teenager has already achieved many things and become a player to watch for. Wherever Coco plays, she brings attention to the tournament, whether it’s a Grand Slam or a WTA event. 

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The 17-year-old has been playing some sensational tennis since reaching Australia. The American is currently playing in the Adelaide International tournament and reached the semi-final of that tournament. Thus, the hype is real among the American fans and they want her to do well in the Australian Open.

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 Coco Gauff matches Serena Williams’ feat

World no.19, Coco Gauff has reached the semi-final of the Adelaide International after beating Ana Konjuh of Croatia in the quarter-final, by 6-3, 6-4. Even before reaching the semi-final, she created a record that was once held by none other than Serena Williams

After reaching the quarterfinals in Adelaide, Coco became the youngest player to reach ten WTA quarterfinals at the age of 17. Serena did the same thing when she was 17. Etching her name in the same bracket as Serena will surely boost her confidence going forward. It’s probably too early to predict, but only time will tell whether Coco will ever match Serena’s 23 Grand Slam records. 

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Coco looks ready for the Australian Open

Coco had already enough match practice before the Grand slam as she is in the semi-final of the Adelaide International 2. Last week, she almost beat the world no.1, Ashleigh Barty, in a thriller, but Barty’s experience got her through. Clearly, that defeat could not demoralize her as she cruising right now in Adelaide. 

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The Australian Open draw is out now, and the young American is the 18th seed in the tournament. She will face 112-ranked Qiang Wang of China in the first round. The path is tough for her to win a Grand Slam title, but it’s certainly not impossible. 

But before playing her first match in the Australian Open, she would definitely like to win a title in Adelaide. That will not only boost her confidence but give her a better chance to compete against higher-ranked opponents. 

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How far will Coco Gauff go in the Australian Open?

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Debkinkar Maity

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Debkinkar Maity is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. His desire to become a sports journalist inspired him to take up a degree in journalism and mass communication, and he hasn't looked back ever since. Following the sport for over a decade now, Debkinkar has an ardent love for Roger Federer.

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