National Bank Open: Cori Gauff expeditious

National Bank Open: Cori Gauff expeditious


Cori Gauff didn't last long on the court Tuesday in Toronto. Facing fellow American Madison Brengle, she easily triumphed 6-1, 6-3 in just 63 minutes in the first round of the National Bank Open in Toronto.

Gauff, 11th in the WTA rankings despite being 18, broke her rival on her first serve. She did it again to make it 5-1 so Brengle, 64th in the world, failed to establish possession.

Things didn't get much better in the second set for the loser. She had nevertheless placed herself in a good position by resisting three break points from the start in addition to achieving her only break of the game herself to take the lead 2-0.

But woes in Brengle's service continued, resulting in her being broken a total of five times. Impossible, in these circumstances, to win a match.

“It was not an easy opponent to face, however nuanced Gauff in a press conference after the meeting. Her game is always complicated because she places [the ball] all over the field. But she's super nice. And I found today that I played good tennis.”

Gauff will now face Kazakh Elena Rybakina, 27th in the world.