“Absolutely choked this match,” Coco Gauff pummelled for losing to Anastasia Potapova in Miami

Coco Gauff is facing flak on social media after losing her match against Anastasia Potapova in the Miami Open on social media.


“Absolutely choked this match,” Coco Gauff pummelled for losing to Anastasia Potapova in Miami

Coco Gauff (Image Credit: CNN)

Coco Gauff was looking in great rhythm and form in the first set to win it in a tie-breaker 7-6 (10/8) against Anastasia Potapova in her second-round match of the Miami Open 2023. However, soon the tables turned and eventually the American lost the next two sets and the match 7-6 (10/8), 5-7, 2-6.

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With this loss her claim to win her career’s first WTA Masters singles title in the Sunshine Doubles is over. After the match, the World No.6 analyzed and noted the shortcomings because of which she lost the match.

The Tennis Letter shared the following statement of Coco Gauff on social media following her second-round exit from the Miami Open 2023.

Coco Gauff: “My defense should be used as a tool than as a weapon. I have to change my mentality.. I play too passive bc I know I can get to balls. The players doing well are big hitters. It’s not like I don’t have tools to hit big, I do… it’s about making it the 1st decision,” the caption read.

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Meanwhile, the American sports broadcaster Tennis Channel noted how Anastasia Potapova came from behind to win the match.

From a set and 3-5* down, Anastasia Potapova beats World No. 6 Coco Gauff 6-7(8) 7-5 6-2 at the @MiamiOpen! The 21-year-old earns her third career top-10 win and faces Qinwen Zheng next,” the caption read.

Coco Gauff will now focus on the clay swing of the season which is going to start shortly.

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Social media is not taking Coco Gauff’s loss lightly

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Coco Gauff (Image Credit: The Indian Express)

Coco Gauff made it to the Quarter-finals of the Indian Wells Open 2023. However, she was blown away by the brute force of the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka in this round 6-4, 6-0. In Miami, she lost to the Russian Anastasia Potapova.

All these defeats did not go down well with social media users who really wanted her to win. Hence, most social media is targeting Coco Gauff for her lack of performances in this tournament. However, there are a few who are also sympathizing with her. Also, many are giving different advices to her which can help her to improve her game. Here are a few reactions that came in.

The all-American pair of Jessica Pegula and Coco Gauff is still in the reckoning to win the ladies doubles title of the Miami Open 2023. They will take on American-Kazakh pair of Asia Muhammad and Anna Danilina.

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