Open Grass Season: Coco Gauff Performance Against Specialist Alexandrova In Berlin

Gauff Open Grass Season With Impressive Performance Against Specialist Alexandrova In Berlin

While competing in the 2024 Berlin Open, Coco Gauff began her grass season with a victory over Ekaterina Alexandrova, who is a specialist in grass tennis.

A disastrous grass season was experienced by the American player in the previous year, as he suffered early defeats in Berlin and in the Wimbledon Championships. It was the lowest point of her career, according to her description of the loss at Wimbledon.

During the first round of the grass-court major, she faced off against another American, Sofia Kenin, and ended up losing the match with a relatively easy defeat. As a result of Gauff’s victory in her first match of the year, which took place in Berlin, she is seeing a significant improvement in her appearance.

Gauff Open Grass Season With Impressive Performance Against Specialist Alexandrova In Berlin

At the WTA 500, she competed against the same player that she had competed against the previous year, but the outcome was completely different. Last year, Gauff was defeated by Alexandrova in straight sets, but this year, Gauff prevailed over her in straight sets.

The Russian played fairly well, which contributed to the fact that the first set was a close one. Furthermore, she has a terrific serve, which is beneficial to her, and she is superb on the green, which has a low bounce. Gauff’s serve was broken in the middle of the first set, but she also ended up losing her own serve in the following game, which meant that the set had to be settled in a tie-break.

In the tie-break, the 20-year-old came out on top, winning it 8-6 despite trailing 3-6. That comeback was a major momentum change because the Russian lost all of her excellent momentum in the second set.

It’s not rare for her to lose confidence during matches, as she can be incredibly streaky. When things are going well, she’s incredibly strong, but when things go south, she can struggle to find her tennis.

That’s exactly happened in the second set of this match, when she promptly dropped her serve and then once more to lose the match in two sets. The final score was 7-6(6), 6-2 for Gauff, who will be hoping to follow up on this triumph in the quarter-finals against the winner of the match between the eighth-seeded Ons Jabeur and Linda Noskova.

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