Coco Gauff is out of Wimbledon, but Angelique Kerber advances to the quarter-finals.
Angelique Kerber has eliminated Coco Gauff from Wimbledon in straight sets.
In their fourth-round match on Monday, Coco Gauff’s 2021 Wimbledon Championships came to a sad end at the hands of the seasoned Angelique Kerber.
With only three of the top ten women remaining entering into the second week of the competition, the women’s draw had opened up.
World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty is still the woman to beat, but Gauff was expected to mount a Grand Slam push.
The 17-year-old made quick work of her first three bouts, dropping only one set.
But Kerber, the 2018 Wimbledon champion, would be Gauff’s hardest opponent to date.
The match started off well, with each player breaking serve in each of the first five games.
Kerber, on the other hand, gained the advantage and held it in the first set to take the lead.
Gauff, on the other hand, did not give up and pushed Kerber hard in the second set to attempt to get back into the match.
The three-time Grand Slam champion, on the other hand, used her experience to fend off any threat before taking the crucial break midway through the set.
Gauff was then fighting to get back into the game, and he had a couple chances to do so.
Kerber, on the other hand, held on to reach her 11th quarter-final in her career and is currently considered one of the favorites to win Wimbledon.
Kerber added, “I have to say Coco is such a wonderful skilled player.”
“She has such a bright future ahead of her.” She’ll play here a lot, and maybe one day she’ll win the championship.
“I’m having a great time here. It’s great to be back in front of you all. This provides me with the vigor I need to play my best tennis.
“I’ll try to take it one match at a time. I try to stay in the now and don’t look too far ahead.”