No.5 seed Coco Gauff reached the third semifinal at WTA 1000 level or above of her career with a 6-2, 7-5 defeat of Madison Keys at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
The 19-year-old American was competing in her 10th quarterfinal across WTA 1000 and Grand Slam tournaments, but had only previously converted two of those into semifinals — at Rome 2021 and Roland Garros 2022, where she made her first major final.
Two years ago, Dubai 2021 had marked Gauff’s WTA 1000 quarterfinal debut. This week is the first time she has reached the last four of a tournament at this level off clay.
More to come…