Coco Gauff needed three sets in her first two matches in Toronto but the American was able to prevail both times.
The 2nd time around Gauff even trailed 0-3 in the final set but managed to battle back and defeat Sabalenka in the tiebreak. Having to play those dramatic finishes is her own fault as she could have won those matches earlier but she's trying to find positives in each match:
"It definitely gives me a lot of confidence because I know I can tough it out in those tough moments. These are the type of players that I need to have to beat if I want to win a Grand Slam. So these matches are giving me more confidence. And I know how it feels in those moments against these players. They're not going to give you anything and you shouldn't expect that."
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Gauff has had troubles in the past with finishing matches and sets and it is something that came back in this match. She was up 3-0 in the 2nd set but she dropped her serve after that and then lost four games in a row to lose the set. She understood what happened and what she needed to do:
"Pretty much from 3-0 up in the second to [3-0 down in the third set], I was reverting back to old mentalities. And I said if I was going to lose, I'm not going to lose like this. So I had to change. And that's what I did."