Barty & Gauff to meet in Italian Open quarter-finals

World No 1 Ashleigh Barty has set up a thrilling contest in the Italian Open quarter final has she is set face American young sensation Coco Gauff.

The Australian breezed past Veronika Kudermetova in the straight with a 6-3 6-3 to schedule a match with American teenager.

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Gauff on the other hand, made it to the quarters after seeing off recent Madrid Open winner Aryna Sabalenka 7-5 6-3

The young American got to the public scene after her win over 7time Grand champion Venus Williams at the Wimbledon in 2019 at the age of just 15.

She also defeated Naomi Osaka in 2020 at the Australian Open. Her win over Sabalenka makes her second over a top 5 player

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