Cori Gauff defeated Ons Jabeur to get the quarterfinals of the Roland Garros 2021. The young American star closed the match with the final score of 6-3 6-1, showing a tennis of great quality and concreteness. Cori is proving to be a very skilled tennis player on clay-courts, a surface on which she is achieving incredible results and where she is playing intense performances.
She showed, especially this season, all her improvements on this surface, which led her to the quarter-finals of one of the most important sporting events in the history of sport. With concrete possibilities to go all the way.
In the quarters she will meet Czech tennis player Barbora Krejcikova. Today also Iga Swiatek and Sofia Kenin, finalists of the 2020 edition of the Parisian Slam are playing on the courts of Bois de Boulogne. In the post match on-court interview, the American focused on her improvements on clay-courts, which are making her live a dream at Roland Garros, and how much confidence the victory in Parma has given her.
She said: "I played well today, thanks to those who came to see us. Winning in Parma gave me great confidence, it was my first title on clay and taught me a lot about how to close matches. I'm happy that mine family had the opportunity to travel with me."
We have to recall that the Parisian Slam lost Gauff's countrywoman Serena Williams, who was eliminated in the fourth round by Elena Rybakina, thus putting an end, for now, to the dream / nightmare called 24th Slam. And this despite her side-draw was completely open, she wasted a colossal opportunity.
But Serena seemed completely out of shape, out of phase, with the service completely blacked out. The Kazakh, on the other hand, thanks to the very strong contribution of the serve and above all to a more solid tactical plan from the baseline, simplistically wins the most important points.
Even if she doesn't immediately take advantage of a break advantage in the heart of the first set. Rybakina, in a decidedly more complicated second set, breaks the balance at 4-5 with a 12-2 run and seals one of her most prestigious career victories at 6-3 7-5.
Waiting for her will be Anastasia Pavlyuchenova, who instead recovers a set of disadvantage to Viktoria Azarenka. After an initial unsuccessful passage, the Russian tennis player confirms the state of grace after the semifinal reached in Madrid and returns to the top 8 on Bois de Boulogne after ten years.