Coco Gauff crushed by Sevastova in Wimbledon warm-up occasion


American teenager Coco Gauff’s preparation for Wimbledon suffered a slip when she mentioned goodbye to the Eastbourne match on Wednesday and misplaced to Anastasija Sevastova 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 in opposition to Latvian Anastasija Sevastova.

Sevastova, quantity 64 on the planet, broke Gauff’s serve to win the primary set. The American struck again shortly afterwards and completed the second set to stage the match. Sevastova, nevertheless, raced to victory within the final set, interrupting Gauff’s serve twice whereas the American made 5 double faults.

Gauff secured a superb comeback win on Tuesday in opposition to seventh seed Elise Mertens, profitable 0-6, 7-6 (4), 7-5 on a busy recreation day after the match was washed out on Monday.

Elsewhere, the highest seeded Aryna Sabalenka dominated the American Alison Riske with a 6: 1, 6: 4 victory and made it to the quarterfinals. It took the world quantity 4 just a little over an hour to crush Riske and served 10 aces to take a snug win.

Canada’s Bianca Andreescu, quantity 7 on the planet rankings, misplaced a disappointing 6-3, 6-3 defeat in opposition to Estonian Anett Kontaveit.

In the meantime, Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina defeated second seeded Elina Svitolina in straight units and faces Sevastova within the subsequent spherical.

The Swiss Belinda Bencic additionally misplaced on Wednesday when she defeated her compatriot Viktorija Golubic 6: 4, 6: 4 in a row.

Info from Reuters contributed to this report.



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