Rising tennis star, Coco Gauff has made a grand slam historical past on the French Open.
Coco Gauff has now developed into the youngest individual to succeed in the Grand Slam quarter-finals in 15 years.
She made the historical past on Monday when she defeated Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur on the French Open.
Gauff, seeded 24, swept to a 53-minute 6-3, 6-1 win and takes on Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic for a spot within the semi-finals.
On the age of 17 years and 86 days, Gauff is the youngest lady to succeed in the final eight of a Slam since Nicole Vaidisova who made the quarter-finals at Roland Garros in 2006 aged 17 years and 44 days.
She can be the youngest American lady to e-book a spot within the final eight in Paris since Jennifer Capriati in 1993.
In a composed efficiency on Court docket Philippe Chatrier on Monday, the American teenager broke her fellow former junior champion thrice with out going through a break level herself.
“I am super happy to reach my first Grand Slam quarter-final. I played really well today,” said Gauff who has yet to drop a set at the tournament.
Gauff came into the French Open on the back of a clay-court title in Parma.
“Parma taught me how to close out matches and how to deal with pressure,” added the American who also discovered Monday that she had claimed a place on the American team for the Tokyo Olympics.