Coco Gauff sets up Iga Swiatek semi-final by beating Caroline Garcia

Coco Gauff’s successful streak is the longest by a teen since Bianca Andreescu gained 17 in a row in 2019

Coco Gauff prolonged her successful streak to 16 matches to arrange a semi-final towards Iga Swiatek on the China Open.

The American 19-year-old, who gained her first main title on the US Open in September, beat Greek sixth seed Maria Sakkari 6-2 6-4 in Beijing.

The world quantity three will face Swiatek, second within the rankings, after the Pole battled again from the brink of defeat towards Caroline Garcia.

Garcia had been two factors from victory however misplaced 6-7 (8-10) 7-6 (7-5) 6-1.

The highest-ranked Aryna Sabalenka faces Elena Rybakina for a spot within the final 4, the place she might meet Jelena Ostapenko or Liudmila Samsonova.

Gauff’s successful streak is the longest on the WTA Tour in 2023 and she or he has not been crushed since a Canadian Open quarter-final loss to Jessica Pegula on 11 August.

She has since secured her first WTA 1,000 title in Cincinnati and maiden Grand Slam in New York, successful 21 of twenty-two matches since a first-round exit at Wimbledon.

Gauff required only one hour and 20 minutes to maneuver previous Sakkari and didn’t lose serve as soon as.

It didn’t show as easy for Swiatek, who was changed as world primary by Australian Open champion Sabalenka following the Belarusian’s run to the US Open ultimate.

The 22-year-old four-time main winner held her nerve after Garcia fought again from 4 factors behind to degree the second-set tie-break at 5-5.

Swiatek gained the subsequent two factors to power a decider, which in distinction to the primary two units proved a one-sided cost to the end.

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