Elina Svitolina, the fifth seed, ended 16-year-old Coco Gauff’s Australian Open hopes in the second round with an outstanding and offensive performance on Rod Laver Areana

Gauff, who defeated Venus Williams and 2019 champion Naomi Osaka, during her run into the fourth round last year, couldn’t re-enact another gigantic feat as Svitolina beat the teenager during her 6: 4: 6: 6- One step ahead of victory was 3 wins

Although she hit more winners than her rivals (24-19), Gauff’s higher casual mistake proved her demise at 23-15.She also failed to implement any of her four breakpoint opportunities while Svitolina was clinical with hers and three of the seized four chances presented

Svitolina, a 2019 Wimbledon semi-finalist, will next face Yulia Putintseva for a spot in the fourth round

Svitolina is now playing in the third round against Gauff, whose level and focus has certainly diminished in the last few games

Svitolina has consistently been the attacker, maintaining a steady level to contain the mighty American.She drops to 30-0 before Gauff flashes her brilliance with a stunning backhand winner, but she hits her next return as long as Svitolina has two match points stands in front of a rather subdued crowd in the Rod Laver Arena Svitlona races into the net at the next point and plays home A solid working day completed GAME, SET AND MATCH: SVITOLINA BEATS GAUFF 6-4, 6-3

It seems like Gauff is taking on a service game, a few casual mistakes make Svitolina get back on track At 30 and over time, forming and firing a volley home with Svitolina at sea behind the baseline, the American sends a long Svitolina break point And wow, another casual mistake gives Svitolina the break in a very shy way and very different from Gauff SVITOLINA BRICHT

In the case of a service return, Gauff is absurd, as Svitolina takes control of this service game and advances to 40-15. The American hangs around with a powerful backhand that flashes past Svitolina. But the Ukrainian wipes the next Point on the net to assert yourself before that sentence. You had the slight edge for most of the game, to be fair

Svitolina turns around in frustration after slamming a groundstroke into the middle and missing the chance to get back to 30. Gauff didn’t play badly today but couldn’t get into her explosive best Svitolina brings the American back a Gauff wins the next point after an extraordinary rally where both women chase way behind for a return It creates enough room for Gauff to send in a volley winner She roars with glee as Svitolina sends a long forehand on the next point Great determination now also from Gauff

Excellent attack from Gauff as she drills back a first serve with Art but then misses down the line with a forehand if well placed as Svitolina pulls back on 30

Svitolina cuts in the middle at the next rally to give Gauff an initial breakpoint for the set But a fantastic aggressive game puts Gauff back in her box Svitolina really took the lead at this point and jumped into the net to get the Job done Again strong reaction from Svitolina

Gauff angrily shakes her fist when she misses a volley in the net at the game point. It’s just a passing mistake as she wins the game with an ace. All squares serve this set

Svitolina gets on forefoot at 30 and takes the fight with her to Gauff For a player who is more comfortable on the baseline, she has taken on Gauff on the pitch and tried to play a more offensive style of play, which seems to be paying off

Gauff is back in control of her serve, an ace helps her at 40-15, before a backhand error allows Svitolina to play the game

Gauff responds well to dropping the first set and rushes to two breakpoints. Svitolina saves the first with a forehand winner and then hits a winner from her opposite flank to pull Gauff in pair

Two more straight points carry Svitolina over the line and are free from dangerGood recovery from the fifth seed

Good answer from Gauff staring down at 0-30 to float a forehand winner all the way.But wait, Svitolina hits two set points as Gauff pushes a full return from Svitolina in the middle

Gauff saves the first when Svitolina goes into the net But she can’t save anyone else when she throws a backhand in the middle. SVITOLINA BREAKS TO WIN OPENING SETTINGS

Slight frustration creeps in for Svitolina when Gauff forces the fifth seed to play another shot and pulls the mistake for 15-30

Svitolina intervenes, fights hard at the next rally and sends an ace to the game Gauff will come out to stay in the first set

Svitolina hangs her head after sending a forehand over the baseline and then throws in another mistake when Gauff races to three points again

The American throws in her first double of the game, apparently under little pressure, but then returns far back, which again asks Svitolina too many questions

Friend Gaels Monfils watches from Svitolina’s corner on the court as the fifth seed continues to feature Gauff’s explosive play from baseline to a few overthrown strokes

Gauff eventually finds her reach with a blistering return to the edge at 40-30, but she pulls her next backhand wide and Svitolina jumps back to her chair to switch back to the front for the opening set

Gauff is in a hurry in this game as she shortens the points and rushes to 40-0. She dabs her exercise book with a basic punch in the middle before normal service is resumed

Svitolina shows soft hands to shoot a drop over the net, and Gauff, despite her young legs, cannot hunt the fifth seed in more control of this service game, just drop one point

Great pursuit of Svitolina to pinpoint and execute a forehand winner down the line It gives her an opening for Gauff’s serve at 0-30 The American quickly closes the door with a couple of mighty serves to stay ahead And from a position of vulnerability, the American turns the game over and moves to the game point, hitting a forehand winner and an ace home boom

Svitolina works side by side with Gauff at the start of her second service game, trying to find the place where she can overtake her opponent

The fifth seed hasn’t quite found her rhythm on serve yet.She retreated to 30 before Gauff sends a far back on a timely first serve with a backhand down the line gives her confidence as she retreats to her chairs

Gauff starts her opening game with an ace before Svitolina puts on her sprint boots to chase a quick return and knock a cross-court winner past a charging Gauff

The American looks calm and relaxed as she switches to two game points with a solid portion. She completes the game with another non-refundable first premium

The fifth Svitolina opens the case, but Gauff signals her early intentions to get on the forefoot with a few big bash strokes. You find the corner, you get pulled into the tram. At 30, Svitolina throws in a first double mistake to get Gauff one first look to give a break But the Ukrainian answers with an ace

An hour later than originally planned, Coco Gauff and Elina Svitolina enter the arena and the warm-up can begin

There is a delay in the start of Coco’s blow against Svitolina as the day session at the Rod Laver Arena has just ended and Stefanos Tsitsipas, the fifth seed, took the Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-7, 6-4, 6-1, 6 has defeated -7, 6-4 in four hours and 32 minutes to start a third round against his training partner Mikael Ymer

The organizers now have to get the daytime viewers out of the way before the nightly session crowd can enter the arena. Gauff and Svitolina are likely pacing up and down their locker rooms to get out of there

The British representation in the women’s draw is over after Heather Watson’s defeat by Anett Kontaveit in the second round

Despite winning the first set, the British No. 2 the 21st Seeds with 6: 7, 6: 4, 6: 3

Reigning champion Sofia Kenin was nervous when the American reluctantly gave up her title with a 6: 3, 6: 2 defeat against Kaia Kanepi, number 65 in the world

It’s hard to remember a defending champion who is on his way to major showing more signs of fear and worry that Kenin has shown in the past few days

In fact, Kenin was close to tears after her defeat when she admitted the pressures were taking its toll

“I obviously felt like I couldn’t find my rhythm. I was obviously way too nervous,” she said

“I think it’s like the outside pressure But I was very nervous I didn’t feel my game because I don’t know how long, but I didn’t feel my game that well even on my first round

“I have a feeling like everyone kept asking me, ‘Would you want to? Do you see yourself getting there and winning again?’ Obviously I said yes

“I know I couldn’t really handle the pressure I’m obviously not used to it so now all I need to do is figure out how to play at the level I was playing”

Good morning and welcome to coverage of Coco Gauff’s second-round clash against Elina Svitolina, the fifth seed, it’s easy to forget that this is only Gauff’s second appearance at Melbourne Park and that she is only 16 years old

Gauff has been one of the most talked about female athletes since showing up at Wimbledon in 2019, where she stunned Venus Williams in the first round

Ironically, on the first day of the Aussie Open last year, she was supposed to meet Venus again and beat the seven-time Grand Slam champion again in a convincing way.It was the start of a breathtaking run with reigning champion Naomi Osaka in the third Round was defeated – in straight sets

Osaka said a loss lit the fire in her stomach to win a third major at the US Open. In fact, the Japanese haven’t lost a match on the WTA Tour since that 6-3, 6-4 loss

Gauff was stopped in the next round by the eventual winner Sofia Kenin and suffered an exit in the first and second round at the US and French Open

Today she competes against a consistent actress in the Ukrainian Svitolina, a player who has been in and around the top 5 for the past three years but is still looking for a first Grand Slam, and she scored her best results with a semifinal at Wimbledon and the US Open in 2019

Given Gauff’s age, it’s no surprise that today’s meeting between the two is their first face-to-face duel, and it’s those moments when the teen is in the spotlight that she thrives

“I’ll go out there and have fun,” said Gauff “She’s a great player and I know it’s going to be a tough game, but I’ll just take the opportunity and try to play well under the pressure”

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