Cori “Coco” Gauff cracks the top-100 in Linz as Novak Djokovic eases through in Shanghai

Cori "Coco" Gauff smiles after winning a match
will crack the top-100 when the rankings are launched (Picture: Corbis through Getty Images)

Cori “Coco” Gauff will crack the top-100 for the first time when the WTA rankings are subsequent launched after a run to the quarter-finals in Linz.

Gauff, 15, captured the hearts of the British public this summer season as she turned the youngest qualifier at Wimbledon in the Open Era earlier than storming into the fourth spherical, dropping to eventual champion Simona Halep, and she loved a run to the third spherical at the US Open.

“Coco Mania” could have died down considerably given she is proscribed in the variety of occasions she can play till she turns 16 on account of WTA guidelines, and she was crushed in qualifying by Germany’s Tamara Korpatsch in her first tour occasion since dropping to Naomi Osaka at her house Grand Slam.

Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning a match at the Shanghai Masters
was a winner in Shanghai (Picture: TPN/Getty)

But the American was given a reprieve by getting into the principal draw as a fortunate loser following Maria Sakkari’s withdrawal and has taken full benefit, profitable back-to-back matches in opposition to Stefanie Voegele and Kateryna Kozlova.



Her victory in opposition to Ukraine’s Kozlova – courtesy of retirement in the third set on account of a left leg damage – on Wednesday will see her rise inside the top-100, provisionally to world No. 94.

It’s the first time she will compete in a quarter-final at tour degree. Top seed Kiki Bertens, who faces Misaka Doi in spherical one, might be her subsequent opponent, with Alison van Uytvanck awaiting the Dutch star in spherical two.

In Shanghai, world No. 1 Novak Djokovic was at his imperious greatest as he eased previous Denis Shapovalov 6-Three 6-3.

The defending champion – who has received 12 units on the spin – will tackle big-serving John Isner in spherical three.

Shanghai Masters spherical three matches

Djokovic vs Isner
Hurkacz vs Tsitsipas
Medvedev vs Pospisil
Fognini vs Khachanov
Bautista Agut vs Berrettini
Basilashvili vs Thiem
Zverev vs Rublev
Goffin vs Federer

David Goffin superior to spherical three after Mikhail Kukushkin was pressured to retire. The Belgian will face subsequent.

Stefanos Tsitsipas lastly recorded a win over Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime, having misplaced to him in 5 earlier conferences together with three at junior degree, with Alexander Zverev and Daniil Medvedev amongst these nonetheless left in the draw.

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