Coco Gauff, Belinda Bencic advance to Adelaide Worldwide quarter-finals

Coco Gauff, Belinda Bencic advance to Adelaide Worldwide quarter-finals

Coco Gauff beat sixth-seeded Petra Martic 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the quarter-finals of the hard-court match at Memorial Drive.

Coco Gauff, Belinda Bencic advance to Adelaide International quarter-finals

Coco Gauff takes on Shelby Rogers within the quarter-finals of Adelaide Worldwide. AP File photograph

Adelaide: Coco Gauff’s five-week keep in Australia has been prolonged with a second-round win on Wednesday on the Adelaide Worldwide.

The 16-year-old American beat sixth-seeded Petra Martic 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the quarter-finals of the hard-court match at Memorial Drive. It was Gauff’s fourth win in a row after two qualifying wins and a victory within the first spherical.

Gauff misplaced to fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina in straight units on the Australian Open. In 2020 throughout her Australian Open debut, she misplaced to eventual champion Sofia Kenin in three units within the fourth spherical.

This yr, Gauff additionally spent two weeks in COVID-19 -forced quarantine forward of the delayed Australian Open. She’ll face fellow American Shelby Rogers on Thursday within the Adelaide quarter-finals.

In different matches Wednesday, second-seeded Belinda Bencic additionally superior with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Misaki Doi. Storm Sanders upset seventh-seeded Yulia Putintseva 6-4. 5-7. 6-1, Jil Teichmann beat eighth-seeded Wang Qiang 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 and Anastasija Sevastova defeated Christina McHale 6-4, 6-1.

The 23-year-old Bencic misplaced within the quarter-finals at Memorial Drive final yr. She gained six consecutive video games from early within the first set to take management of the match.

“I actually like this court docket, it is solely my second time right here in Adelaide however I like this match, I really feel very snug right here,” Bencic mentioned in an on-court interview.

High-ranked Ash Barty, who misplaced within the Australian Open quarter-finals, is the Adelaide defending champion. The Australian acquired a wild-card entry and performs American Danielle Collins in a second-round match later Wednesday.

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