Coco Gauff was fifteen when she defeated Venus Williams at Wimbledon in 2019. She was the more experienced player on Saturday when she won against 16-year-old Mirra Andreeva at the French Open. Fans dubbed it the Battle of the Teenagers.
According to pay per head sources, Gauff lost the first set. However, she rallied in the following two sets to win the match and advance to the tournament’s fourth round.
Gauff, now 19 years old, said she practiced with Andreeva earlier this week. However, she does not know if it made a difference in their match. She added that tennis is all about adjustment.
Battle of the Teenagers
According to sports news resources, Andreeva deserves where she is right now. Also, she has a very bright future. At present, Andreeva is the youngest player to qualify for the third round of the French Open.
Andreeva seemed to be on the verge of continuing her meteoric rise with a stunning victory in the opening 65 minutes of the match. The first serve she hit to Gauff’s weaker forehand side led to a tiebreak win.
According to sports betting solutions sources, Gauff is a young player who has previously played in several French Opens and made it to the tournament’s finals only a year ago. Nevertheless, she gathered her composure, worked on her second serve, and defeated Andreeva by strategically using her tremendous backhand. Hindsight being what it is, she benefited from it.
Gauff must now prevail against the unseeded Anna Karolina Schmiedlova to advance to the quarterfinals.
Iga Swiatek, the reigning winner of the French Open and now ranked No. 1 worldwide, won against Wang Xinyu of China in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0. Thus, she qualifies for the fourth round of the competition. World No. 4 Elena Rybakina withdrew from the tournament due to an upper respiratory illness.