(September 6, 2022) FLUSHING MEADOWS, New York –The hottest player on the WTA tour this summer Caroline Garcia continued her winning ways on Tuesday night in Arthur Ashe Stadium, when she knocked out 12th seed Coco Gauff in the quarterfinals of the US Open 6-3, 6-4. She’s now up to 13 straight match wins and has not dropped a set at the US Open. She came into the match 0-2 against the 18-year-old Gauff.
It’s her first major semifinal, becoming just the third Frenchwoman in the Open Era to make the final four at the US Open. The other were Amelie Mauresmo (2002 and 2006) and Mary Pierce (2005).
The Frenchwoman jumped out to a 4-0 lead breaking the 18-year-old American twice. Despite losing one of the break advantages, Garcia held on to win the set 6-3.
Garcia again took advantage and went up a break to open the second set. Gauff held off Garcia from getting a second break of serve in the fifth game, recovering from 15-30 to hold for 2-3. In the eight game, Garcia came back from 0-30 to hold for 5-3.
” I’m super happy about the win, to be in the semifinal. It was a very intense match. Every point, every game was really tough. The atmosphere was really American with a lot of energy out there.
“Yeah, I’m just very happy with the performance today, to manage the emotion in my game. I’ve been able to play my game, and that’s very important for me,” said Garcia to media.
Gauff: “For me today her level was great. I knew it was going to be great coming in. I feel I didn’t play at the level I needed to to come out with the win today.”
“I think I had a lot of unforced errors today. I think I had a couple balls where I could have finished the point. Especially when she was coming to net, I missed a lot of passing shots when they were open.
“I think I need to cut back on the unforced errors. Even that last game, finished with two balls in the net. I think I need to cut back on that. Especially when you’re playing an aggressive player like Caroline, you can’t make that many unforced errors.”
“Overall I’m super proud of myself on this tournament. But I’m hungry for more. So maybe next year.”
She’ll play  Ons Jabeur for a place in the final.
“Yeah, we played semifinal I think in Roland Garros in junior. Other tournament as well in juniors.
“I mean, she was always like playing, especially in junior, it was really rare to play someone doing so much dropshots, slicing in the backhand. She was really, like, changing a lot the balls. It was really rare in the juniors. She was very tricky already to play. Now she’s even more. She’s in the top five in the world, made the final in Wimbledon. She has improve a lot. It’s a great challenge.
“It’s great to see players, we have been growing up together. With a bunch of other one as well. It’s nice to see that, yeah, we made it to the top and we keep improving.”
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