Latvian tennis player Jelena Ostapenko defeated American Coco Gauff 7-5, 6-3 after 1h34 minutes of play in the fourth round of the Australian Open. World number 17 will meet Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina in the quarterfinals.
Jelena Ostapenko It is approaching its best level, which saw it in the Top 5 in 2018, and even won Roland Garros. In search of this, the Latvian faces this year 2023 thoroughly. Last season he became the champion Dubai WTA 1000. Furthermore, he arrived at a definition WTA 500 East Bornue and inside Seoul WTA 250. In addition, he reached the semi-finals Indian Wells, St. Petersburg and Doha. This year he started it in the last 16 at Adelaide 1 and with a loss in the first round at Adelaide 2. He already won in Australia Dayana Yastremska, Anna Bondar and Kateryna Kozlova.
Coco Gauff He broke into the world’s top 100 at a very young age, and over the years he continues to be a big future in tennis. In 2022, he reached the definition Roland Garros, his most notable tournament. In addition, he reached the semi-finals WTA 250 in Adelaide 2 and WTA 500 in Berlin. Among other results, he reached the quarterfinals Doha, San Jose, Toronto, US Open, San Diego and Guadalajara. His 2023 got off to a flying start as he walked away with the Auckland trophy. In Australia it exceeded Kateryna Siniakova, Emma Raducanu and Bernarda Pera.
Ostapenko signs a fantastic win
Jelena Ostapenko and Coco Gauff they met in the fourth round Open Australia.
After the start on both holds they made mistakes that gave them a break. From there, the American created six break points in two games, but was unable to convert any of them. Later, the Latvian took strength from those moments, dared and broke in the eleventh round. After the break, Ostapenko sealed the goal 7-5 in 49 minutes.
At the start of the second set, the world number 17 saved another break point to stay in a wide game. After several games in which the servers won without problems, the Latvian came rushing again, attacking with a powerful forehand, hurting and breaking serve on his only chance. Without pressure, Ostapenko took a big win 7-5, 6-3 after 1h34min.