Coco Gauff beats Wang Qiang in straight sets to claim second WTA title

Coco Gauff has been in fine form on clay (AP)
15:41pm, Sat 22 May 2021
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Coco Gauff won her second WTA title with a dominant victory over Wang Qiang at the Emilia-Romagna Open.

The 17-year-old has hit form on the clay this season and she eased to a 6-1 6-3 success against China’s Wang to add to the maiden title she won in Linz in 2019.

Gauff is the fifth teenager to win a singles title on the WTA Tour already this season and she will hit a career-high ranking of 25 on Monday, meaning she will be seeded for the French Open.

The American had the chance to make it double silverware on Saturday in the doubles final with fellow American Caty McNally.

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