World number 10 Karolina Muchova has heaped praise on American teenager and world number five Coco Gauff, saying she is very athletic and never gives up. Muchova and Gauff are set to clash in the semi-final stage of the 2023 US Open.
Speaking ahead of their match, Muchova said Gauff is an amazing player and has the home crowd behind her. Gauff defeated Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko 6-0, 6-2 to advance to the 2023 US Open semi-finals.
“Obviously, [Coco] is an amazing player. She has the home crowd here. It’s going to be very tough. I’m trying to enjoy this win, then I’ll try to put up a fight against Coco,” said Muchova.
The Czech star went on to say that Gauff is very athletic and never gives up, insisting that she’s a very good player from all aspects. As for Muchova, she defeated Sorana Cirstea of Romania 6-0, 6-3 in the quarter-finals.
“She’s very athletic. She never gives up. Runs for every ball. Doesn’t do many mistakes. She has kind of all the strokes. A very, very good player from all aspects,” Muchova added.
American sensation Gauff continued her remarkable journey, advancing to the US Open semi-finals with a convincing 6-0, 6-2 victory over Ostapenko. Gauff’s performance showcased her superb court coverage and an ability to consistently place deep shots into the corners. In the round of 16 stage, Ostapenko had defeated defending champion and world number one Iga Swiatek. This win allowed Gauff to avenge her loss to Ostapenko at this year’s Australian Open.
Next up for Gauff is a semi-final clash with Czech 10th seed and French Open finalist Karolina Muchova, who overwhelmed Romania’s Sorana Cirstea 6-0, 6-3 to secure her spot in the semis. Muchova’s powerful game and precise play at the net proved too much for Cirstea to handle.
Sep 6, 2023