Cori Gauff was noticeably low-spirited as well as exceptionally dissatisfied after enduring a surprise loss versus Jelena Ostapenko in the Australian Open round-of-16. Gauff, seeded at No 7, came to the Australian Open with high assumptions however really did not complete her desire after 17th-seeded Ostapenko handed the American a 7-5 6-3 loss.
Gauff, that won Auckland leading up to the Australian Open, was 8-0 in 2023 prior to sheddingto Ostapenko “I think it’s (feeling of frustration) because I worked really hard, and I felt really good coming into the tournament, and I still feel good.
Like, I still feel like I’ve improved a lot. But, you know, when you play a player like her and she plays really well, it’s like, you know, there’s nothing you can do,” Gauff stated, perSportskeeda
Gauff: I had no answers for the issues versus Ostapenko
“I mean, there was moments in the match where I was getting frustrated because I normally can problem-solve, but today I feel like I didn’t have much answers to what she was doing.
There was balls I was hitting deep, and she was hitting them on the line and hitting them back deep, like, over and over again. It’s just one of those days that just didn’t go my way and went her way,” Gauff stated. Gauff really made a favorable begin to the suit, gaining the very first break in the 3rd video game to open up a 2-1 lead.
But Gauff’s lead was temporary as Ostapenko damaged back Gauff in the 4th video game. After blowing a very early first-set break, Gauff lost out on 2 break factors in the 5th video game as well as additionally really did not understand any one of her 4 break factors in the 7th video game.
Gauff paid the rate for her missed out on opportunities as Ostapenko declared the essential break in the 11th video game prior to offering out for the opener in the list below video game. In the 2nd collection, Ostapenko damaged Gauff in the 8th video game as well as offered out for the suit in the following video game.