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By Alberto Amalfi | @TennisNow | Thursday, June 20, 2024

 
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Top-seeded Coco Gauff will face two-time Wimbledon finalist Ons Jabeur in a Berlin rematch on Friday after both scored wins today.

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Ons Jabeur will take another crack at Coco Gauff.

Two-time Wimbledon finalist Jabeur rallied past Linda Noskova 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-4 into the Berlin quaterfinals today—and a rematch vs. Gauff.

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The top-seeded Gauff smacked seven aces and faced only one break point powering past Ekaterina Alexandrova 7-6(6), 6-2.

A gritty Gauff was down 3-6 in the tiebreaker when she made a spirited stand saving three consecutive set points and running off five straight points to snatch the opening set.



US Open champion Gauff is 5-2 lifetime vs. Jabeur, including a 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 Roland Garros quarterfinal victory earlier this month.

The 2022 Berlin champion Jabeur won the pair’s lone prior grass clash 7-6(4), 6-2 in the 2022 semifinals.

Should Roland Garros doubles champion Gauff prevail, she’s ensured of facing her doubles partner—either Jessica Pegula or Katerina Siniakova, who partnered Gauff to the French Open doubles crown—in the Berlin semifinals.



No. 4-seeded Pegula was a 6-4, 7-5 victor over 2023 finalist Donna Vekic. Pegula improved to 14-7 on the season.

Siniakova stopped Australian Open finalist Zheng Qinwen 6-4, 6-4, one round after Zheng knocked former No. 1 Naomi Osaka out of the tournament.

Reigning Wimbledon champion Marketa Vondrousova crashed to the court chasing a forehand and suffered an apparent rip hip injury.

The left-handed Czech led Anna Kalinskaya 5-3 when she fell to the turf. Vondrousova played on briefly before retiring at 5-all in an injury scare that could threaten her Wimbledon title defense.

A year ago, Vondrousova surprised everyone—including herself—with an inspired run to the Wimbledon final that saw her defeat Pegula, Elina Svitolina and Jabeur in succession to become the first unseeded woman to raise the Rosewater Dish.

Dubai finalist Kalinskaya moves on to face Aryna Sabalenka in the quarterfinals.

The second-seeded Sabalenka swept Daria Kasatkina 6-1, 6-4.



The winner of Sabalenka vs. Kalinskaya match will face either 2022 Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina or former Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka in the semifinals.

The third-seeded Rybakina defeated Veronika Kudermetova 6-4, 7-5.

 

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