Coco Gauff ousted in semifinals at Adelaide International

By Field Level Media
Sep 5, 2019; Flushing, NY, USA; Belinda Bencic of Switzerland walks onto the court to face Bianca Andreescu of Canada in a semifinal match on day eleven of the 2019 US Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

No. 2 seed Belinda Bencic of Switzerland outlasted American teen Coco Gauff 7-6 (2), 6-7 (4), 6-2 to reach the final of the Adelaide International on Friday.

Gauff, 16, raced to a 4-1 lead in the first set before Bencic rallied to win it in a tiebreak. In the second set, Bencic held a 4-1 lead and even had a match point at 5-3, but failed to close it out.

Bencic, 23, broke Gauff to open the deciding set and cruised to her 11th WTA final from there.

In the final, she’ll face French Open champion Iga Swiatek of Poland, who beat Switzerland’s Jil Teichmann 6-3, 6-2 in the other semifinal.

It will be the first meeting between Swiatek, the No. 5 seed, and Bencic.

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–Field Level Media