French Open: Barbora Krejcikova ends American Coco Gauff's historic run

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Greece's Maria Sakkari upset defending champion Iga Swiatek and Czech Barbora Krejcikova ended American teen Cori "Coco" Gauff's historic quest for a Grand Slam in two quarterfinal matches Wednesday at the French Open.
America Cori "Coco" Gauff reacts during her quarterfinal match against Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic at the 2021 French Open tennis tournament Wednesday at Roland Garros in Paris. Photo by Ian Langsdon/EPA-EFE

June 9 (UPI) --

Krejcikova dispatched of Gauff in 1 hour, 50 minutes to advance to the semifinals in Paris. She fired five aces, 27 winners and converted four of six break points in the 7-6, 6-3 win on the clay surface of Court Philippe-Chatrier.

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"I'm obviously disappointed that I wasn't able to close out the first set," Gauff told reporters. "To be honest, it's in the past, it already happened.

"After the match, my hitting partner told me this match will probably make me a champion in the future. I really do believe that."

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Gauff, 17, totaled four aces, 25 winners and 41 unforced errors in the loss. She was the youngest woman in a Grand Slam quarterfinal since 2006 and the youngest American to reach that round since…
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