The seventh seed was favorite in the duel with the Latvian, but the former French Open - champion had something more to say. She won 7-5, 6-3, and a frustrated Gauff was knocked out at Margaret Court. At the post-match press conference, Coco breaks into tears when she was asked if she was frustrated about the result, or also the level she showed:
“When you play a player like her and she plays really well, it’s like, you know, there’s nothing you can do. I feel like today I would say nothing because every match you play a part in, but I feel like it was rough. So it's a little bit frustrating on that part."
Then, the 18-year-old had the opportunity to talk about the running on doubles with her partner American Jessica Pegula, who are already in the third round:
Jessica Pegula and Coco Gauff guarantee their place in the third round of doubles at Australian Open
“I’m excited to play doubles, I think it gives me a chance to still be around and I definitely enjoy just competing in general, so I think it will help me regardless of tomorrow just let me, I guess play with some frustration.”, said Coco.
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