Coco Gauff eliminated in quarterfinals; Casper Ruud continues

Caroline Garcia never really included Coco Gauff – or the crowd – in her US Open quarterfinals Tuesday night.

From the start, Garcia played high-stakes tennis, placing shots where she wanted, sometimes right in front of Gauff’s feet, sometimes well out of reach. In contrast to the early successes experienced by Gauff at just 18, it has been a long road for Garcia, who at the age of 28 is now eligible to play in the first Grand Slam semi-final of her career.

17-seeded Garcia took charge from the start and never relented in a 6-3, 6-4 win over 12-seeded Gauff at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

“I just take my shots,” Garcia said, “even when I’m stressed.”

She had lost her two previous matches against Gauff, who was runner-up at the French Open in June but was by far the better player this time.

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