Coco Gauff cruises past Madison Keys into U.S. Open fourth round

NEW YORK — Of all the American power hitters to continue in Serena Williams' wake, Madison Keys might be the most grounded of the gathering.

A tennis ball off her racket could possibly break rocks

She did it with a 6-2, 6-3 win that required a systematic 72 minutes.

The U.S. Open was the main major wherein Gauff, 18, had neglected to make essentially the fourth round.

Yet rather than feeling like an achievement, her triumph felt daily practice.

Gauff entered the coordinate with one fundamental point of convergence following a three-set misfortune to Keys in January: be less reluctant in her shots to match Keys' hostility.

It was a procedure that was simpler to follow than Gauff anticipated

"In January I was depending a lot on my speed

Gauff played unreservedly Friday, going for enormous groundstrokes however remaining inside her game.

She advances to confront China's Shuai Zhang on Sunday.

Gauff contacted her most memorable significant last this year at Roland Garros, where she tumbled to world No. 1 Iga Swiatek.