Coco Gauff News
Djokovic, bidding to be the first man in more than half a century to win all four majors on multiple occasions, can reach the last 16 for a 12th consecutive year with victory over the sea-loving Lithuanian.
You have to go back to 1996 to find this many US men in the third round; a half-dozen got there then.
She had struggled with a hip problem during her first-round win and called it quits at 2-2 in the second set on Court Philippe Chatrier.
Here is a look at a quartet of the teen set in tennis who eventually could end up in the spotlight during the French Open.
At 17 years, 70 days old, Gauff is the youngest player to sweep the singles and doubles titles at an event since Maria Sharapova won both titles at 2004 Birmingham, at 17 years, 55 days old.
Emilia-Romagna Open: Coco Gauff battles past Katerina Siniakova to set up summit clash with Wang Qiang
Third seed Gauff won through 7-5, 1-6, 6-2 against 68th-ranked Siniakova in just over two hours to reach the second final of her career after Linz which she won in 2019.
Italian Open: Rafael Nadal, Karolina Pliskova through to final, Novak Djokovic beats Stefanos Tsitsipas
Playing his 500th clay-court match, Nadal staved off break points in the fourth game of the first set and did not look back to win through in 1hr 32min.
Italian Open 2021: Ashleigh Barty retires injured in quarter-final, Karolina Pliskova beats Jelena Ostapenko
Top seed Barty, the 2019 French Open champion, was leading 6-4, 2-1 when she pulled up to receive treatment during her match against American Coco Gauff.
Nine-time champion Nadal had to save two match points against Canada's Denis Shapovalov in a 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) battle over nearly 3hr 30min.
The top-seeded Barty won through 6-3, 6-3 to set up a clash with US teenager Coco Gauff who earlier ousted Madrid winner Aryna Sabalenka.
The Italian teenager will face the 20-time Grand Slam winner for the second time, having impressed against Nadal in last year's French Open quarter-finals despite losing in straight sets.
A leg injury meant Osaka missed last season's clay-court swing, and her last individual tournament on the surface was at Roland Garros in 2019.
Badosa, a former French Open junior champion, is the lowest-ranked player to beat Barty since September 2019.
The top-ranked Barty rallied from a big third-set deficit and overcame a match point to win her opening match against qualifier Kristina Kucova, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5.
Dubai Tennis Championships: Elina Svitolina crashes out against Svetlana Kuznetsova; 'fiery' Coco Gauff reaches last 16
Kuznetsova rallied back from a set and an early break down to knock out the two-time champion and record her 21st match-win in Dubai
Adelaide International: Iga Swiatek overcomes Jil Teichmann challenge in straight sets to reach final
Swiatek burst onto the scene last year when she won at Roland Garros, beating then world number six Sofia Kenin in the final.
Adelaide International: Coco Gauff beats Shelby Rogers to reach semi-finals; Teichmann defeats Sevastova to progress
Coco Gauff will play either Belinda Bencic or Storm Sanders in the semis, and Jil Teichmann will play the winner of the Iga Swiatek vs Danielle Collins match.
Coco Gauff beat sixth-seeded Petra Martic 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the quarter-finals of the hard-court tournament at Memorial Drive.
Top-ranked Ash Barty, who lost in the Australian Open quarterfinals, is the Adelaide defending champion.
The 23-year-old's zen-like mentality and increased gravitas on and off the court have elevated her alongside Serena Williams to being the one of the most recognisable female athletes on the planet.