Coco Gauff addresses Jelena Ostapenko's complaints following US Open match

Gauff asked about Ostapenko complaining about the scheduling of their US Open match.

by Dzevad Mesic
Coco Gauff addresses Jelena Ostapenko's complaints following US Open match
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Coco Gauff suggested that Jelena Ostapenko made some fair complaints over US Open scheduling following their match. On Tuesday - during the day session - No 6 seed Gauff demolished Ostapenko 6-0 6-2 in the US Open quarterfinal.

After their match, Ostapenko - who two days earlier finished her match at 2 am local time - complained that she "didn't get enough time to recover" and that the schedule for her quarterfinal match favored Gauff. "Yeah, I mean, it is definitely a valid thing.

I remember in Montreal I had to play Marketa, and we finished around 11:00 and then played the next day at 1:00 or 2:00. Luckily the match before us went long but I am still at the site and everything. Ostapenko had to play the second night match.

I don't know what time she practiced the next day, but it is definitely a different feeling. Yeah it definitely plays a factor, maybe more so mentally than physically, because physically you have the day in between but mentally these days go by fast.

I mean, I had doubles yesterday and I have doubles tomorrow. So I get the feeling in the way of playing back to back to back. Yeah, honestly, yesterday was a concern of mine when I found out I was playing first," Gauff said.

Coco Gauff and Jelena Ostapenko© Getty Images Sport - Sarah Stier

Gauff ousted Ostapenko to reach the US Open semifinal

Gauff made a lightning start to the match as she broke Ostapenko three times and also didn't allow the Latvian a single break point en route to a bagel in the first set.

After dominating Ostapenko in the first set, Gauff also started the second set with a break. Then finally, Ostapenko managed to win her first game of the match after breaking back Gauff in the second game of the second set.

However, blowing an early second-set break didn't impact Gauff, who broke Ostapenko again in the third game. Gauff then broke Ostapenko again in the seventh game for a 5-2 lead before serving out for the match in the following game. Gauff plays Karolina Muchova in the US Open semifinal.

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