American Coco Gough win Madison Keys in straight sets

By; Sandesh /03 Sep 2022

Coco Gauff showed too strong for former finalist Madison Keys in their all-American third-round duel at the US Open, racing to a 6-2, 6-3 win in just over an hour at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York on Friday.

The 12th-seeded Gauff then will take on China's Shuai Zhang, who advanced with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Rebecca Marino.

At age 18, Gauff is the youngest American woman to have made the round of 16 at all four majors since 18-year-old Venus Williams, who achieved the feat in 1998, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

In some other match, No. 5 seed Ons Jabeur finally made it through to the fourth round, defeating No. 31 Shelby Rogers 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.

Jabeur had been stopped in the third round in each of her previous 3 trips to Flushing Meadows before overcoming Rogers in 2 hours, 17 minutes.

"Finally," the Wimbledon runner-up from Tunisia said with a smile. "I realise that I don't play the best on hard courts, but it's always amazing to see how I'm improving, how I'm pushing my limits."

Next up for Jabeur is No. 18 Veronika Kudermetova, who required only 47 minutes to sweep past Dalma Galfi 6-2, 6-0.

Top-ranked Iga Swiatek is the only top-five woman still in the tournament. No. 3 Maria Sakkari and No. 4 Paula Badosa were eliminated with three-set losses.

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