Magdalena Fręch ends her beautiful adventure with the Australian Open 2024. The Pole lost to Coco Gauff. The fourth racket gave no illusions as to who was better.
Magdalena Fręch won the hearts of fans in the first weeks of 2024. The Pole, who only once in her life reached the third round of a Grand Slam tournament, outdid herself in Melbourne. However, in the fight for the quarterfinals, AO was unable to oppose the well-disposed Coco Gauff. She lost 1:6, 2:6 and was eliminated from the tournament.
Magdalena Fręch has no chance against Coco Gauff
The very beginning of the match on the center court of Rod Laver Arena showed who was the favorite in the match. The “good morning” routine was broken, which already spelled trouble. Although she won a game on her next serve, as time showed, that was all the Pole could score in the first set. The American struck very precisely non-stop, forcing her opponent to constantly defend. It cannot be said that the Pole did not defend herself against a break, but she made unforced errors, which only built the advantage of the US Open 2023 champion. Ultimately, the set ended with Gauff’s triumph 6:1.
The second set brought no changes. The fans watched a similar one-sided spectacle as before. Fręch had no idea how to oppose a strong opponent. The Pole did not return her own serve until the fourth game, although Gauff had to work hard even then. When this was achieved, the American could feel confident. Only a miracle and an incredibly good game could save Fręch. However, Gauff added a second break at the end, thanks to which she finally won the set 6-2 and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open 2024.
Magdalena Fręch’s big promotion in the WTA ranking
For Magdalena Fręch, advancing to the fourth round of the Australian Open is the greatest achievement in the history of Grand Slam appearances. If the results of her rivals are favorable, the Pole may finish the tournament in the TOP 50 (she is already there temporarily). Coco Gauff, her conqueror, will play against Marta Kostiuk in the quarterfinals.