Emilia-Romagna Open 2021 Final: Coco Gauff defeats Wang Qiang to become champion

Emilia-Romagna Open 2021 Final: Coco Gauff defeats Wang Qiang to become champion. She dated her opponent in straight sets
Emilia-Romagna Open 2021 Final: Coco Gauff defeats Wang Qiang to become champion. She dated her opponent in straight sets

Emilia-Romagna Open 2021 Final: Coco Gauff defeats Wang Qiang to become champion Title favourite Coco Gauff has defeated Wang Qiang in straight sets in a one-sided contest by 6-1, 6-3 to add another title in her cabinet. The 17-year-old American won her 2nd WTA title. With the title, Coco jumps to a new career-high of 25.

The duo had squared off in the final of the Emilia-Romagna Open for the 1st time in their career.

 Ranked 30th, the Coco Gauff got to the final after beating Kaia Kanepi 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (9-7), Camila Giorgi 6-2, 6-3, Amanda Anisimova 6-3, 6-3 and Katerina Siniakova 7-5 1-6 6-2.

In the semifinal, Coco Gauff defeated Katerina Siniakova (7-5, 1-6, 6-2). During the match, Gauff scored 97 points vs Siniakova’s 90. The youngster was quite aggressive to blast 37 winners.

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Emilia-Romagna Open 2021 Final:

On the other hand, ranked no. 48, Wang Qiang reached the final after defeating Misaki Doi 6-2, 5-7, 6-1, Martina Di Giuseppe 6-4, 6-4, Petra Martic 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 7-5 and Sloane Stephens 6-2, 7-6 (7-3). In the semifinal, Wang Qiang had a good straight-sets win against Stephens (6-2 7-6 (7-3). During the match, Wang scored 84 points against Stephens’s 70. The Chinese star was extremely aggressive to blast 29 winners.

Prize money: $235,238

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Emilia-Romagna Open 2021 Final: Head to Head: Coco Gauff vs Wang Qiang

Gauff now leads the stats after defeating Qiang in the crucial final of the Parma challenger.

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Emilia-Romagna Open 2021: When, where and how to watch the Italian Tennis event for Men: May 23-31

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Italy: Sportcast
France: Eurosport

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