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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Wednesday September 30, 2020

 
Martina Trevisan

Italy's Martina Trevisan eased past 16-year-old Coco Gauff for a Grand Slam milestone.

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Coco Gauff’s first shot at the Roland-Garros main draw ended in disappointment as the 16-year-old was bundled out of Paris by Italian qualifier Martina Trevisan in three tight sets, 4-6 6-2 7-5.

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Trevisan, ranked 159, had never won a match at a major before this week, but now the 26-year-old from Florence has a date with Greece’s Maria Sakkari for a shot in the round of 16.

“I work every day to be here, to be in the third round of Grand Slam,” said the Italian. “It's not easy to reach this result but I wake up every morning to think about my dream, and today it realized one of my dream.”

It was a back and forth affair out on Court Simonne-Mathieu with Gauff taking the early lead. But the American’s frailty showed in the second set when she tossed in four consecutive double-faults to hand Trevisan a break for 3-1 in the second set.

Gauff broke back immediately but would go on to lose the final three games of the set.

There was a controversial moment with Trevisan serving at 5-3, deuce, when a Gauff ball that was originally called out was ruled in by umpire Marijana Veljovic. Replays seemed to show it was out, but Gauff got the point and broke for 4-5.

“I'm sure that the mark was out, so I think everybody could see the mark out,” Trevisan said. “And at the moment I was a little bit nervous because of course I saw the mark out, but I tried to focus in the point in 5-All and 6-5 and then at the end I won the match.”

Gauff improved in the final set, and managed to rally from a break down to bring things level at 5-5, but after Trevisan held for 6-5, the American double-faulted twice consecutively to give the Italian two match points in the next game. A forehand error on the next point ended the contest at the two hour and 11-minute mark on the next point.

The American’s total of 19 double-faults gave her a total of 31 double-faults through her two rounds. She had won her first main draw match earlier in the week when she upset No.9-seeded Johanna Konta.

 

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