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Coco Gauff Advances to Australian Open Semifinals

Coco Gauff Advances to Australian Open Semifinals

01/23/2024 08:22 PM EST by WBLS Staff

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.

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“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 KrejĨíková 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."