French Open finalist Coco Gauff made it to the third round of Wimbledon 2022
Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff has made it to the third round of Wimbledon 2022 after defeating Romania’s Mihaela Buzărnescu in the second round.
The American won 6-2, 6-3 on center court earlier this week to secure passage to the third round after earlier defeating Elena-Gabriela Ruse in the first round.
This match wasn’t quite the breeze many were expecting after Ruse won the first set 6-2.
However, Gauff quickly found his footing and was able to win the next two 6-3, 7-5 for entry into tomorrow’s Wimbledon second round.
The 18-year-old is currently No. 12 in the WTA rankings, her highest placing to date, and is hoping to go one step further than her maiden Grand Slam final, which she reached at the French Open earlier this year :
When is Coco Gauff’s Wimbledon match today?
Gauff is back in action for her third round match in women’s singles on Saturday, July 2nd.
The American starts the day’s action on Center Court, which will also host Rafael Nadal against Lorenzo Sonego later in the evening.
As she will appear first to her seat, Gauff’s start time is set in stone and her match will begin at 1:30pm BST.
Who is Coco Gauff’s opponent?
Gauff is set to play his compatriot Amanda Anisimova.
The 20-year-old is a former French Open semi-finalist and making his debut in the All England Club’s third round.
Seeded 20th ahead of Gauff’s 11th for the event, Anisimova beat China’s Yue Yuan 6-3, 6-4 in the first round before beating compatriot Lauren Davis in the second round.
Davis won the first set, but Anisimova rallied to take the second and third sets 6-3, 6-4 to secure the win.
What is Coco Gauff’s record?
Gauff first rose to fame in 2021 after reaching the quarterfinals at Roland Garros and becoming the youngest American since Venus Williams in 1997 to reach the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam.
Gauff reached the fourth round of Wimbledon later in the year and was selected to compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
The young teenager won her first WTA 1000 title in 2022 at the Qatar Open and later reached her first-ever Grand Slam singles final at the French Open, where she won Rebecca Marino, Alison Van Uytvanck, Kaia Kanepi, Elise Mertens, Sloane Stephens and Martina defeated Trevisan before finally winning in the final lost to Iga Swiatek.
How to watch Coco Gauff’s next game?
The BBC has the full live coverage of the tennis tournament with Sue Barker directing and presenting the commentary.
The game can be watched on BBC One or BBC iPlayer for those who want to stream.
Who else made it to the third round?
Iga Świątek, number one seed and pre-tournament favorite, is through to the third round against Alizé Cornet of France.
Several other top seeds are through, but not 2021 runners-up Karolína Plíšková, who was beaten in the second round by Britain’s Katie Boulter in one of the biggest upsets of the tournament so far.
With Emma Raducanu eliminated, Boulter is one of just two British competitors left in women’s singles as Heather Watson takes on Kaja Juvan today (Friday 1 June) to try and join her compatriot in the third round.