The Fiji Times

Gauff’s maiden WTA final

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AMERICAN teenage sensation Coco Gauff progressed to her maiden WTA final as she eased past Germany’s Andrea Petkovic 6-4 6-4 at the Linz Open yesterday. The 15-year-old Gauff became the youngest player to reach a WTA final since Czech Republic’s Nicole Vaidisova won the Tashkent Open in 2004, also aged 15. Gauff only made it to the main draw of the event as a lucky loser but has made her opportunit­y count with a barnstormi­ng run to Sunday’s final, where she will meet former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko.

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