Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 9, 2021 Cori Gauff of the U.S. seems to be dejected after shedding her quarter closing match towards Czech Republic’s Barbora Krejcikova REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
June 9, 2021
(Reuters) – Coco Gauff has vowed to enhance her decision-making on essential factors in future, after shedding 7-6(6) 6-3 to Thirty third-ranked Czech Barbora Krejcikova within the French Open quarter-finals on Wednesday regardless of having the higher hand.
Gauff, 17, had 5 set factors within the opening set earlier than Krejcikova turned the tables on the twenty fourth seed within the tiebreak.
Krejcikova, 25, then raced right into a 5-0 lead within the second set earlier than clinching victory on her sixth match level to achieve her first semi-final at Roland Garros.
“She performed properly within the strain factors. She additionally redirected the ball rather well, sort of making me make errors. I knew she was going to play very sensible tennis and play the high-percentage performs” Gauff advised reporters.
“Subsequent time… I’m positively going to focus extra on making much less errors, simply trusting myself on the set factors. I really feel just like the set factors I did have, I did play just a little bit passive.
“That’s not sort of how I wish to play tennis, I all the time wish to play first-strike tennis. In order that’s one thing I’ll work on.”
Gauff mentioned the loss in what was her first Grand Slam quarter-final can be “on my thoughts for a pair days” however she is already waiting for Wimbledon, the place she had a dream run to the last-16 in 2019.
“I’m excited to return,” she mentioned. “I believe my most memorable factor I bear in mind from Wimbledon is simply the group expertise.
“That was one among my first matches in a giant stadium like that, enjoying towards actually nice folks like Venus Williams. It sort of simply was the beginning of my profession and making it on the professional tour.”
Gauff additionally mentioned she had no qualms about travelling to Tokyo for the Olympics amid a pandemic.
“I’m positively planning on enjoying the Olympics, I don’t have any issues,” she added. “I’m simply completely satisfied that regardless that right this moment didn’t go my manner, I suppose my end result right here contributed to creating the Olympics.”
(Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Modifying by Hugh Lawson)