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In an impressive display of skill, top-seeded Coco Gauff emerged victorious in the second round of the ecotrans Ladies Open, defeating Russian player Ekaterina Alexandrova with a dominant 7-6 (6), 6-2 win. Gauff’s determination was evident as she saved three set points in the first set, displaying her mental and physical resilience.

With her strong first-set performance, Gauff carried her momentum into the second set, where she cruised to a comfortable victory in just 80 minutes. Her aggressive play and strategic shot selection proved to be the winning formula against Alexandrova.

Gauff’s next opponent will be eighth-seeded Ons Jabeur of Tunisia, who herself secured a hard-fought 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4 victory over Linda Noskova of the Czech Republic. The upcoming match promises to be a thrilling battle between two talented players.

Meanwhile, other top seeds Aryna Sabalenka, Elena Rybakina, and Jessica Pegula also emerged victorious in their second-round matches. Sabalenka dominated with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Daria Kasatkina of Russia, Rybakina secured a 6-4, 7-5 victory against Veronika Kudermetova, and Pegula triumphed with a 6-4, 7-5 win over Donna Vekic of Croatia.

In Birmingham’s Rothesay Classic, second-seeded Barbora Krejcikova displayed her prowess with a convincing 6-3, 6-4 win over Great Britain’s Harriet Dart. Additionally, unseeded Caroline Dolehide claimed a victory after fifth-seeded Elise Mertens was forced to retire due to an injury.

The tournament continues to showcase the exceptional skill and determination of these athletes as they compete for victory on the court. Tennis fans around the world eagerly await the upcoming matches, eager to witness the exhilarating performances of these talented players.