Caroline Wozniacki and Coco Gauff both advanced to the fourth round of the US Open on Friday, setting up a showdown between two former Grand Slam champions.
Wozniacki, the 2018 Australian Open champion, came back from a set down to defeat American Jennifer Brady 4-6, 6-3, 6-1. Gauff, the 2019 US Open girls’ champion, also rallied from a set down to beat Elise Mertens of Belgium 3-6, 6-3, 6-0.
The match between Wozniacki and Gauff will be the first time the two have met since 2019. Wozniacki leads the head-to-head series 2-1.
Wozniacki, who is making her comeback to tennis after a year-long hiatus, is playing some of her best tennis of the year. She has won her last three matches in straight sets.
Gauff, who is still just 19 years old, is also playing well. She has reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the third time in her career.
The match between Wozniacki and Gauff is sure to be a close one. Both players are capable of winning big points, and both players are playing with a lot of confidence.
The winner of the match will face either Iga Swiatek or Kaja Juvan in the quarterfinals.
Wozniacki’s Comeback Continues
Wozniacki’s comeback to tennis has been nothing short of remarkable. After retiring from the sport in 2020, she returned to the tour earlier this year and has quickly reestablished herself as one of the top players in the world.
In her first tournament back, Wozniacki reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. She then followed that up with a semifinal appearance at Wimbledon.
Wozniacki’s win over Brady was her most impressive performance of the tournament so far. Brady is a former world No. 1 and a two-time Grand Slam finalist. She was playing her best tennis of the year, but Wozniacki was simply too good.
Wozniacki’s serve was on fire in the match. She hit 10 aces and won 70% of her first-serve points. She also made only 12 unforced errors.
Wozniacki’s return game was also effective. She broke Brady’s serve four times in the match.
Wozniacki’s comeback is one of the feel-good stories of the year. She is a former world No. 1 and a Grand Slam champion, and she is showing that she still has the game to compete at the highest level.
Gauff Continues to Impress
Gauff is also continuing to impress at the US Open. She is the youngest player in the women’s draw, but she has already reached the fourth round.
Gauff is a powerful hitter with a lot of potential. She is also a very smart player, and she knows how to win big matches.
In her win over Mertens, Gauff showed her ability to come back from a set down. She was down 4-2 in the second set, but she won the next four games to take the set. She then cruised to victory in the third set.
Gauff is a player to watch in the future. She has the potential to be a Grand Slam champion, and she is already proving that she can compete with the best players in the world.
The match between Wozniacki and Gauff is sure to be a classic. Both players are playing their best tennis, and both players are capable of winning. The winner of the match will be a major contender for the title.tuneshareGoogle it