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By the numbers: Gauff races into Roland Garros second round

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2022 Roland Garros finalist Coco Gauff had little trouble clearing the first hurdle in 2024 on Monday in Paris, as she dropped just two games to defeat qualifier Julia Avdeeva 6-1, 6-1 under the roof on Court Suzanne-Lenglen. WTA TV

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By the numbers: Gauff races into Roland Garros second round
2024 Roland Garros • 3 hrs ago
Coco Gauff, 2024 Roland Garros R1 (Getty)
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2022 Roland Garros finalist Coco Gauff had little trouble clearing the first hurdle in 2024 on Monday in Paris, as she dropped just two games to defeat qualifier Julia Avdeeva 6-1, 6-1 under the roof on Court Suzanne-Lenglen.

Opening her fifth career Roland Garros main-draw appearance, Gauff’s victory was also notable in that it is the 50th main-draw Grand Slam match win of her career, and she is the ninth American woman to reach that milestone all-time before the age of 21.

Avdeeva, meanwhile, was making her Grand Slam main-draw debut after winning three qualifying matches, including coming from a set down to defeat Australia’s Olivia Gadecki in the final round. The 21-year-old came into the match against World No.3 Gauff having never before faced even a Top 50 players, and Gauff was just her fourth career Top 100 opponent.

52: Gauff needed just less than an hour (52 minutes total) to defeat the World No.208 in a match played under the roof on Roland Garros’ second stadium due to intermittent rain in Paris.

While at time displaying impressive power off of her groundstrokes, Avdeeva struggled for consistency. She made 23 unforced errors in the match, and Gauff forced her into another 20 miscues.

0: Gauff did not face a break point in the match. In fact, she only lost eight points in her seven service games, and only one of those came off her first serve.

16: Gauff is now 16-3 in her career in first-round matches at Grand Slams, and 5-0 at Roland Garros

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