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Coco Gauff survives tough 1st round match at Wimbledon

Day Two: The Championships - Wimbledon 2022

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 28: Coco Gauff of United States of America plays a forehand against Elena-Gabriela Ruse of Romania during their Women’s Singles First Round match on day two of The Championships Wimbledon 2022 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 28, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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WIMBLEDON, England -- American teenager Coco Gauff rebounded from a set down to beat Elena-Gabriela Ruse 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 in the first round at Wimbledon.

The 18-year-old Gauff was the runner-up at the French Open but needed three sets to get past the 54th-ranked Romanian.

The 11th-seeded Gauff got the go-ahead break in the third set at 5-5 on her sixth break point of the game when Ruse double-faulted.

Gauff accumulated 25 break points but converted only four. Ruse was more efficient on break points, converting four of six.

Ruse made more than twice as many unforced errors: 54 to Gauff’s 26.

Gauff reached the fourth round in her previous two appearances at Wimbledon.