Coco Gauff Advances to Australian Open Semifinals

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 28: Coco Gauff attends US Open with Maestro Dobel Tequila, First Official Tequila Of The US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 28, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Maestro Dobel Tequila)

Coco Gauff has advanced to the Australian Open semifinal.

On Tuesday (Jan 23), Gauff, 19, defeated Ukraine’s Marta Kostyuk 7-6(8-6) 6-7(3-7) 6-2 to reach her first Australian Open semifinal, per ESPN.

The victory marks Gauff’s 12th consecutive grand slam match win.

“Really proud of the fight I showed today,” Gauff said in her post-match interview. “Marta is a tough opponent. Every time we play, it is a tough match, and yeah, I really fought and left it all out on the court today.”

Gauff is now set to face off against defending champion Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus, who defeated Czech Republic’s Barbora Krejčíková 6-2 6-3.

The seminal will be a rematch of the U.S. Open Final, where Gauff defeated Sabalenka to win her first major title.

“I love it. I love it,” Sabalenka said of her upcoming match with Gauff. “After U.S. Open, I really wanted that revenge, and, I mean, that’s a great match.”