How Coco Gauff Can Beat Jelena Ostapenko in the U.S. Open Quarterfinals
Heres what to know about the singles match between Gauff and Ostapenko, and Gauffs return to the U.S. Open quarterfinals.
Coco Gauff, a 19-year-old American who has had an outstanding summer, will take on Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open on Tuesday.
The two have played twice before, with Ostapenko winning their most recent encounter, at the Australian Open in January. Ostapenko beat Gauff in straight sets in a fourth-round match. But in their first meeting, in 2019, Gauff defeated Ostapenko in three sets in the final of the Linz Open in Austria.
Gauff, who is seeded sixth, has the advantage of playing in her home countrys Grand Slam tournament and the added confidence from winning the Citi Open in Washington, D.C., and the Western & Southern Open in Ohio in the past month. But Ostapenko, seeded 20th, is also on a tear: She eliminated Iga Swiatek, the defending champion and world No. 1, on Sunday night.
Heres what to know about the match.