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Post by Ace2Ace » Oct Fri 11, 2019 11:23 am

Coco Gauff has reached the semi-finals of a WTA Tour event for the first time as her run continued at the Linz Open.

The American, 15, beat top seed and world number eight Kiki Bertens, of the Netherlands, 7-6 (7-1) 6-4 in Austria.

It was Gauff's first win over a top-10 player, at an event in which she only came into the draw as a lucky loser.

"I'm really happy and proud of myself," said Gauff, who will face Germany's Andrea Petkovic in the semi-finals on Saturday.

She becomes the youngest player to reach a semi-final on the WTA Tour since the Czech Republic's Nicole Vaidisova won in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, in 2004.

After a tight first set, Gauff came through the tie-break convincingly. She then grabbed the only break of serve at 1-1 in the second set and held her nerve for a memorable win.

It continues the breakthrough year in Gauff's fledgling career after she reached the last 16 at Wimbledon, which included a win over five-time former champion Venus Williams, and got to the third round at the US Open.

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Re: 15-year old Coco @ Linz

Post by Ace2Ace » Oct Fri 11, 2019 11:24 am

She got in the Main Draw climbing through the windows. Now, she is kicking butts out there, saying "you are not better than me. Why should I waste my energy playing Qualifiers while you sit pretty in the living room here?" LOL LOL

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Post by Ace2Ace » Oct Fri 11, 2019 11:51 am

Coco/McNally are in the Semi Finals too, playing Haas/Knoll.
McNally is amazing at the net. Hard to get a ball by her.

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Post by sekasi » Oct Fri 11, 2019 12:09 pm

Ace2Ace wrote:
Oct Fri 11, 2019 11:24 am
She got in the Main Draw climbing through the windows. Now, she is kicking butts out there, saying "you are not better than me. Why should I waste my energy playing Qualifiers while you sit pretty in the living room here?" LOL LOL
:lol: :lol: She lost the qualies, no window. Waiting for you to name her Voodoo . Is it Florida Voodoo?

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Post by sekasi » Oct Fri 11, 2019 12:11 pm

Ace2Ace wrote:
Oct Fri 11, 2019 11:51 am
Coco/McNally are in the Semi Finals too, playing Haas/Knoll.
McNally is amazing at the net. Hard to get a ball by her.
I like McNally, I hope she is a success in the singles and not some doubles specialist.

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Re: 15-year old Coco @ Linz

Post by Ace2Ace » Oct Fri 11, 2019 12:39 pm

sekasi wrote:
Oct Fri 11, 2019 12:09 pm
:lol: :lol: She lost the qualies, no window. Waiting for you to name her Voodoo . Is it Florida Voodoo?
Get with the program, lady. Yes, she lost in the Qualies, then climbled through the windows to get to the Main Draw: they call it Lucky Loser. :) :)
There is no Voodoo in Florida, since Miss Cleo passed away. LOL LOL Remember her with her "1-900" number?

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Re: 15-year old Coco @ Linz

Post by sekasi » Oct Fri 11, 2019 12:42 pm

Ace2Ace wrote:
Oct Fri 11, 2019 12:39 pm
sekasi wrote:
Oct Fri 11, 2019 12:09 pm
:lol: :lol: She lost the qualies, no window. Waiting for you to name her Voodoo . Is it Florida Voodoo?
Get with the program, lady. Yes, she lost in the Qualies, then climbled through the windows to get to the Main Draw: they call it Lucky Loser. :) :)
There is no Voodoo in Florida, since Miss Cleo passed away. LOL LOL
I hear she is close to Naomi, you think she has a little something from Haiti? :lol:

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Re: 15-year old Coco @ Linz

Post by Ace2Ace » Oct Fri 11, 2019 12:57 pm

LOL ... how close to Naomi?
Didn't Naomi say she wants to be Sharapova cold?

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Re: 15-year old Coco @ Linz

Post by djmm1962 » Oct Fri 11, 2019 10:48 pm

Why would the reporter say this: Gauff's fledgling career??

Just rotten!!

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Re: 15-year old Coco @ Linz

Post by djmm1962 » Oct Fri 11, 2019 10:50 pm

sekasi wrote:
Oct Fri 11, 2019 12:09 pm
Ace2Ace wrote:
Oct Fri 11, 2019 11:24 am
She got in the Main Draw climbing through the windows. Now, she is kicking butts out there, saying "you are not better than me. Why should I waste my energy playing Qualifiers while you sit pretty in the living room here?" LOL LOL
:lol: :lol: She lost the qualies, no window. Waiting for you to name her Voodoo . Is it Florida Voodoo?
Oh, so you hate on more than just Vee & Ree?!?!

Noted!!

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Re: 15-year old Coco @ Linz

Post by djmm1962 » Oct Fri 11, 2019 10:51 pm

sekasi wrote:
Oct Fri 11, 2019 12:11 pm
Ace2Ace wrote:
Oct Fri 11, 2019 11:51 am
Coco/McNally are in the Semi Finals too, playing Haas/Knoll.
McNally is amazing at the net. Hard to get a ball by her.
I like McNally, I hope she is a success in the singles and not some doubles specialist.
But love on McNally??

hmmm ...

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Re: 15-year old Coco @ Linz

Post by djmm1962 » Oct Fri 11, 2019 11:02 pm

djmm1962 wrote:
Oct Fri 11, 2019 10:48 pm
Why would the reporter say this: Gauff's fledgling career??

Just rotten!!

Who wrote that??

:twisted: :evil:

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Re: 15-year old Coco @ Linz

Post by Ace2Ace » Oct Sat 12, 2019 8:53 am

Well, Gauff knocks off Petkovic 6-4 6-4 and will play her first WTA final.
First time she played an entire match without hitting a single Double Fault. Usually she hits a slew of them.
Congrat !!!!!!!

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Re: 15-year old Coco @ Linz

Post by Ace2Ace » Oct Sat 12, 2019 11:02 am

US players' ranking. Gauff passes Townsend.
Serena, despite playing only a handful tournaments, is the only US player in the top-10
1 serena (#8)
2 kenin (#12)
3 keys (#13)
4 riske (#19)
5 anisimova (#21)
6 sloane (#23)
7 collins (#28)
8 venus (#52)
9 brady (#55)
10 lauren (#60)

11 pera
12 pegula
13 gauff (#79)
14 townsend (#81)
15 mchale
16 ahn
17 brengle (#89)

18 mcnally (#109)
19 gibbs
20 di lorenzo
21 osuigwe
22 arconada (#136)

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