Coco Gauff upsets third seek Badosa in Doha

Coco Gauff

Coco Gauff

Coco Gauff recorded 26 winners while rolling to a 6-2, 6-3 upset of third-seeded Spaniard Paula Badosa to reach the quarterfinals of the Qatar TotalEnergies Open at Doha, Qatar.

The 14th-seeded Gauff thoroughly outplayed Badosa (12 winners) in the third-round match Wednesday.

She will next face sixth-seeded Greek Maria Sakkari, who was a 6-4, 7-5 winner over ninth-seeded Jessica Pegula.

Also scoring an upset was 15th-seeded Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia — she was a 6-3, 6-2 winner over second-seeded Czech Barbora Krejcikova.

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Ostapenko, who had 25 winners, will next face fifth-seeded Spaniard Garbine Muguruza, who posted a 6-0, 6-2 win over Madison Brengle.

In other matches, top-seeded Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus beat Swiss Jil Teichmann 6-2, 6-1; fourth-seeded Anett Kontaveit of Estonia defeated 16th-seeded Elise Mertens of Belgium 6-3, 0-6, 6-2.

No. 7 Iga Swiatek of Poland notched a 6-3, 6-0 triumph over Russia’s Daria Kasatkina and No. 8 Ons Jabeur of Tunisia outlasted Czech Tereza Martincova 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.

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