Cincinnati: Kokkinakis, Gavrilova ousted
Thanasi Kokkinakis found No.12 seed Richard Gasquet too strong in Cincinnati while Daria Gavrilova fell to Italy's Karin Knapp.
Thanasi Kokkinakis found 12th seed Richard Gasquet too strong in the second round of the ATP/WTA Cincinnati Masters on Wednesday.
The young Aussie went down 7-6(5) 6-2 to the Frenchman, who will play Marin Cilic in the third round.
Kokkinakis did well to save three match points in the final game, the first with a scorching backhand winner down the line.
But his unforced errors – his final tally of 36 was double that of Gasquet’s – ended up hurting him.
Joining Kokkinakis on the sidelines was Daria Gavrilova, who went down to Italian Karin Knapp 6-4 6-1.
In the previous round, Gavrilova had upset 16th seed and last week’s Toronto semifinalist Sara Errani.
There are no more Australians remaining in the men’s or women’s draw in Cincinnati.