Gauff lost quickly after winning the WTA (Part 1)
15-year-old tennis player Cori Gauff lost to Anna Blinkova 4-6, 0-6 in the Luxembourg Open first round on October 16.
Three days after his debut in Linz, Austria, Gauff received the most rapid defeat since becoming a professional. The helpless 15-year-old cried to tears on the day opponent Anna Blinkova had only five self-defeating errors.
Before losing the game, Gauff could win a game to catch the ball in set one. But between the winning games were the two delivered games that Gauff lost in a row. Blinkova won the set a 6-4.
Gauff started the poor set of two when he lost two serve games and was led 0-3. Her father, Mr. Corey Gauff, came down to the stadium but was ineffective. Gauff cried and when he came on the field again, she was scared and constantly let the opponent attack. Gauff won no game in the second set and lost 4-6, 0-6 after 59 minutes.
Anna Blinkova ranked 66 in the world, only five places more than Gauff. The Russian player scored 18 winner and only made five mistakes herself in the match she played very carefully against the young opponent.
“I know she is a talented and just won last week,” Blinkova said. “So I have prepared very well for the game and tried to reduce her excitement.”
Gauff is the youngest player to have won a WTA tournament since 2004. The 15-year-old has been in the fourth round of Wimbledon and the third round of the US Open this year. Last week, Gauff won the 2017 Roland Garros champion Jelena Ostapenko to win the WTA Linz Open.
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