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COCO Passes Sharapova In Rankings

Post by Grossefavourite » Oct Wed 09, 2019 10:23 am

Coco Gauff to break into top 100 after reaching first WTA quarter-final

American teenager Coco Gauff is set to break into the world's top 100 for the first time after reaching her maiden WTA Tour quarter-final.

The 15-year-old, who made a memorable run to the Wimbledon last 16 in July, reached the Linz Open last eight when opponent Kateryna Kozlova retired.

Gauff has provisionally climbed to 94th in the rankings, closer to automatic qualification for the Australian Open.

She lost in Linz qualifying but entered the main draw as a lucky loser.

Following Greek Maria Sakkari's withdrawal, Gauff beat Swiss Stefanie Vogele on Tuesday and progressed again when Ukrainian Kozlova quit while trailing 6-4 4-6 0-2.

Gauff, who does not turn 16 until March, is the youngest player to reach a WTA quarter-final since Bulgarian Sesil Karatantcheva in January 2005.

The Austrian tournament is Gauff's first appearance since suffering a comprehensive defeat, which left her in tears, by Naomi Osaka at the US Open last month.

Gauff became the youngest player in the Open era to reach the Wimbledon main draw and was given a wildcard to play at her home Grand Slam in New York.

Although most would expect her to receive a wildcard for the Australian Open, she is on course to qualify automatically with the top 100-ranked players going straight into the main draw in Melbourne.

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Re: COCO Passes Sharapova In Rankings

Post by Pyotr » Oct Wed 09, 2019 10:27 am

Wow, passing someone with multiple shoulder injuries that is struggling to regain form?
Big Stuff!

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Re: COCO Passes Sharapova In Rankings

Post by Grossefavourite » Oct Wed 09, 2019 10:33 am

Pyotr wrote:
Oct Wed 09, 2019 10:27 am
Wow, passing someone with multiple shoulder injuries that is struggling to regain form?
Big Stuff!
'Multiple'?

Why is she 'struggling to regain form?' She's a multi-millionairess with time, connections and resources to marshal the best means the world has to offer to maintain, nay, surpass her form during her 18-month drug ban. Failure to achieve that is unlikely due chiefly to a shoulder injury.

How come you didn't leap to Venus' defense when I posted about her ranking?

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Re: COCO Passes Sharapova In Rankings

Post by djmm1962 » Oct Wed 09, 2019 11:07 am

Pyotr wrote:
Oct Wed 09, 2019 10:27 am
Wow, passing someone with multiple shoulder injuries that is struggling to regain form?
Big Stuff!

Defensive on several threads :lol:

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Re: COCO Passes Sharapova In Rankings

Post by Pyotr » Oct Wed 09, 2019 10:57 pm

Grossefavourite wrote:
Oct Wed 09, 2019 10:33 am
Pyotr wrote:
Oct Wed 09, 2019 10:27 am
Wow, passing someone with multiple shoulder injuries that is struggling to regain form?
Big Stuff!
'Multiple'?

Why is she 'struggling to regain form?' She's a multi-millionairess with time, connections and resources to marshal the best means the world has to offer to maintain, nay, surpass her form during her 18-month drug ban. Failure to achieve that is unlikely due chiefly to a shoulder injury.

How come you didn't leap to Venus' defense when I posted about her ranking?
Oh, wasn't aware I was supposed to jump. Furthermore, I'm not sure what you're referring to.
Also, Venus doesn't get that sheer unadulterated hate from you(or others) reserved for Maria.
Not to mention with a certain uber Maria fan not posting right now, hey.

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Re: COCO Passes Sharapova In Rankings

Post by Pyotr » Oct Wed 09, 2019 10:58 pm

djmm1962 wrote:
Oct Wed 09, 2019 11:07 am
Pyotr wrote:
Oct Wed 09, 2019 10:27 am
Wow, passing someone with multiple shoulder injuries that is struggling to regain form?
Big Stuff!

Defensive on several threads :lol:
No, just letting you know what's what. :wink:

Someone needed to make the thread title about Maria for a reason. :mrgreen:

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Re: COCO Passes Sharapova In Rankings

Post by djmm1962 » Oct Thu 10, 2019 6:16 am

Pyotr wrote:
Oct Wed 09, 2019 10:57 pm
Grossefavourite wrote:
Oct Wed 09, 2019 10:33 am


'Multiple'?

Why is she 'struggling to regain form?' She's a multi-millionairess with time, connections and resources to marshal the best means the world has to offer to maintain, nay, surpass her form during her 18-month drug ban. Failure to achieve that is unlikely due chiefly to a shoulder injury.

How come you didn't leap to Venus' defense when I posted about her ranking?
Oh, wasn't aware I was supposed to jump. Furthermore, I'm not sure what you're referring to.
Also, Venus doesn't get that sheer unadulterated hate from you(or others) reserved for Maria.
Not to mention with a certain uber Maria fan not posting right now, hey.

You sure about that??

I smell Professor Gargamel :shock:

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Re: COCO Passes Sharapova In Rankings

Post by Pyotr » Oct Thu 10, 2019 12:21 pm

djmm1962 wrote:
Oct Thu 10, 2019 6:16 am
Pyotr wrote:
Oct Wed 09, 2019 10:57 pm


Oh, wasn't aware I was supposed to jump. Furthermore, I'm not sure what you're referring to.
Also, Venus doesn't get that sheer unadulterated hate from you(or others) reserved for Maria.
Not to mention with a certain uber Maria fan not posting right now, hey.

You sure about that??

I smell Professor Gargamel :shock:
You and you're imaginations! :P

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Re: COCO Passes Sharapova In Rankings

Post by Grossefavourite » Oct Thu 10, 2019 4:00 pm

I think Coco can beat the No.1 seed Bertens tomorrow.

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Re: COCO Passes Sharapova In Rankings

Post by djmm1962 » Oct Fri 11, 2019 6:11 am

Pyotr wrote:
Oct Thu 10, 2019 12:21 pm
djmm1962 wrote:
Oct Thu 10, 2019 6:16 am



You sure about that??

I smell Professor Gargamel :shock:
You and you're imaginations! :P

"Your"

:lol:

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Re: COCO Passes Sharapova In Rankings

Post by Grossefavourite » Oct Fri 11, 2019 9:31 am

Good going Coco. One more set.

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Re: COCO Passes Sharapova In Rankings

Post by Grossefavourite » Oct Fri 11, 2019 9:54 am

Up a break in the 2nd. Stay focused Coco.

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Re: COCO Passes Sharapova In Rankings

Post by djmm1962 » Oct Fri 11, 2019 10:06 am

Serving for the match ...

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Re: COCO Passes Sharapova In Rankings

Post by djmm1962 » Oct Fri 11, 2019 10:10 am

Coco wins again!!

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Re: COCO Passes Sharapova In Rankings

Post by Grossefavourite » Oct Fri 11, 2019 10:12 am

Great job, Coco!!! She further distances herself from Sharapova in the rankings.

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