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Gauff fights back to beat Badosa for quarter-final spot in Rome

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American Coco Gauff, the No 3 seed, advanced to the last eight of the Italian Open by winning against Spaniard Paula Badosa 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 at the Foro Italico in Rome on Monday.

Gauff, ranked No 3, will play Chinese Qinwen Zheng, the No 7 seed, next.

The 20-year-old American beat Pole Magdalena Frech (6-3, 6-3) and Romanian lucky loser Jaqueline Cristian (6-1, 0-6, 6-3) earlier in the tournament.

In the previous rounds of the Rome tournament, Badosa, ranked No 126, defeated Russian Mirra Andreeva (6-2, 6-3), American Emma Navarro, the No 21 seed (1-6, 6-4, 6-2) and Russian Diana Shnaider (5-7, 6-4, 6-4).

Rome WTA 1000, other last 16 results (Foro Italico, clay, USD 5.509.771, most recent results first):

  • Elina Svitolina vs. Aryna Sabalenka
  • Maria Sakkari vs. Victoria Azarenka
  • Danielle Collins vs. Irina-Camelia Begu
  • Rebecca Sramkova vs. Jelena Ostapenko: monday
  • Iga Swiatek (1) beat Angelique Kerber: 7-5, 6-3
  • Qinwen Zheng beat Naomi Osaka: 6-2, 6-4
  • Madison Keys (18) beat Sorana Cirstea (28): 6-2, 6-1

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