17-Year-Old Coco Gauff Becomes Youngest American To Reach A Grand Slam Quarterfinal Since 1997

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Coco Gauff is the last American woman or man standing at the French Open.
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 07: Coco Gauff of The United States of America serves in her fourth round match ... [+] against Ons Jabeur of Tunisia during day nine of the 2021 French Open at Roland Garros on June 07, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Tnani Badreddine/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images) Getty Images

The 17-year-old is also the youngest American to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal since Venus Williams at the U.S. Open in 1997.

The No 24 seed advanced to the quarters with a 6-3, 6-1 destruction of No. 25 Ons Jabeur of Tunisia in 53 minutes and will next face Barbora Krejčíková of the Czech Republic on Tuesday. Gauff is the youngest Grand Slam quarterfinalist since Nicole Vaidisova reached the last eight in Paris in 2006, and the youngest American quarterfinalist at Roland Garros since Jennifer Capriati in 2003.

"It means a lot to me," Gauff told reporters. "I have lost in the fourth round a couple times so it feels good to get over that hurdle. Today I played probably my best match so far in the tournament."

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