Gauff's New Doubles Partnership Yields Another Crushing Win At Roland Garros

Gauff's New Doubles Partnership Yields Another Crushing Win At Roland Garros

by Zachary Wimer

After kicking off their partnership on Sunday, Coco Gauff and Katerina Siniakova continued their doubles dominance at the 2024 Roland Garros by smashing another pairing easily in two sets.

Due to Jessica Pegula's absence from this year's Roland Garros, the 20-year-old American intended to skip the doubles event in Paris. It made sense because her ultimate goal was to be a champion in singles, while the doubles were supposed to be a practice for the Olympics, which will take place on the same courts.

She changed her mind and partnered with Siniakova to play doubles at this year's Roland Garros, and they made a spectacular start on Sunday. Now, they followed it up with yet another thrashing, this time smashing Miriam Kolodziejova and Anna Siskova.

The two Czech players are solid doubles players, but obviously not nearly as good as Gauff and Siniakova, who, on talent alone, could be considered Top 10 right now, possibly even Top 5 if they really tried to compete in many doubles events.

The first set took them only 24 minutes, and they crushed their opponents 6-1. Scores like this are not common in doubles tennis, so to win a set like that, a team really needs to be quite dominant.

It was just a very aggressive display from the Czech-American combo, who forced their opponents into 8 unforced errors in that opening set. They kept up the pressure in the second set, taking an early 2-0 lead and then adding another break 4-0.

It was just utter domination from a pairing that is looking very formidable so far. With play like this, they could easily go all the way, and that wouldn't be new for Siniakova, who has lifted Grand Slam doubles trophies before.

On the other hand, Gauff, who is a singles major winner, never did it in doubles, though she had stood in the final in Paris before. The final score of their second match was 6-1, 6-2, as they moved into the third round, where they will face their first seeded opponents, the 10th-seeded team of Ena Shibahara and Xinyu Wang.


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