Coco Gauff has been dominating the Australian Open, and after upsetting a longtime friend in the third round, the major winner issued a warning to her opponents.
Coco Gauff defeated childhood friend Alycia Parks to go to the Australian Open’s fourth round. The 19-year-old tennis player, who won the U.S. Open the previous year, is aiming to win her second Grand Slam championship.
Gauff has had a very remarkable run of play. Currently on an eight-match winning streak, she has won 32 of her past 36 matches since her shocking loss at Wimbledon in July.
In her third-round match at Margaret Court Arena versus Parks, she demonstrated her might on the court by serving the fastest ball of the women’s tournament thus far. Gauff, who had known Parks since they were young, complimented Parks’ ability and expressed her happiness with her performance when she won.
Gauff declared, “I’m really happy with how I played.” She is a skilled athlete.
“She has a great ball hit. We’ve been friends since I was around eight years old. We were playing juniors or pros for the first time. In the future, hopefully, we can play a lot more matches.
In a little over an hour-long battle, Gauff showed off her abilities with an absolutely faultless performance, defeating Parks. She only committed eight unforced errors and dropped two games throughout the whole straight-sets triumph, compared to her opponent’s 34.
Gauff has advanced to the second week of the Australian Open after just four hours and twenty minutes on the court. She can make the most of her time in Australia because she will have more time to relax while her rivals are still fighting.
Gauff remarked, “I always enjoy Melbourne.” The temperature here is a little bit reminiscent of Florida, and the crowds are pleasant. We adore our time spent in Australia.
Magdalena Frech, a Polish player, will be Gauff’s next opponent. The winner advances to the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, where she will face off against her.