Coco Gauff Drops U.S. Open Quarterfinals Match to Caroline Garcia

Garcia, the No. 17 seed from France, beat the 18-year-old American, who was playing her first quarterfinal at the U.S. Open, in straight sets.

So how do you say steamroller in French? It is a fine time to find out because nothing has been able to stop Caroline Garcia of late: 

Not even the rising American Coco Gauff and a packed partisan crowd in Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Garcia, a 28-year-old from the French city of Lyon, did not appear unsettled in the least on Tuesday.

In her first night-session appearance in the biggest stadium in tennis, Garcia swept the first four games of this U.S. Open quarterfinal in just 17 minutes

to take quick command and then rumbled to a 6-3, 6-4 victory with timely serving, deft volleys and big baseline hitting that routinely paid dividends.

“It was super important to get a quick start,” said Garcia, concerned about keeping the latest sellout crowd of 23,859 at Ashe from making her life more difficult.