Coco Gauff advances to Adelaide International quarterfinals

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA (AP) — Coco Gauff’s five-week stay in Australia has been extended with a second-round win yesterday at the Adelaide International.

The 16-year-old American beat sixth-seeded Petra Martic 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the quarterfinals of the hard-court tournament at Memorial Drive. It was Gauff’s fourth win in a row after two qualifying wins and a victory in the first round.

Gauff lost to fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina in straight sets at the Australian Open. In 2020 during her Australian Open debut, she lost to eventual champion Sofia Kenin in three sets in the fourth round. This year, Gauff also spent two weeks in COVID-19-forced quarantine ahead of the delayed Australian Open.

She faces fellow American Shelby Rogers today in the Adelaide quarterfinals.

Coco Gauff in action during her Australian Open match game. PHOTO: AP