Gauff cruises into French Open fourth round


American third seed Coco Gauff showed some second-set resilience in her 6-2 6-4 victory over Ukraine's Dayana Yastremska to advance to the French Open fourth round.

The US Open winner, who reached the final in Paris in 2022 and last won a title on the surface in 2021, was in solid form in the first set against surprise Australian Open semi-finalist Yastremska before struggling briefly in the second.

She will next face Italy's world number 51 Elisabetta Cocciaretto, who beat Russian 17th seed Liudmila Samsonova 7-6(4) 6-2.

Elsewhere, Serbian qualifier Olga Danilovic overcame a first-set bagel to defeat Croat Donna Vekic 0-6 7-5 7-6(8) in a nail-biting encounter that lasted three hours and eight minutes to advance to the last 16.

Vekic served for the match twice in the final set, but Danilovic's resilience led to a thrilling tiebreak triumph.

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