Big-dreaming Gauff feels no pressure ahead of maiden semi-final

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Big-dreaming Gauff feels no pressure ahead of maiden semi-final

Big-dreaming Gauff feels no pressure ahead of maiden semi-final

PARIS : Teenager Coco Gauff will not be swept up by the emotion of reaching her first ever Grand Slam semi-final at the French Open on Tuesday, with the weight of expectation having been a burden rather than a motivation in the past.The talented 18-year-old beat fellow American Sloane Stephens in straight

PARIS : Teenager Coco Gauff will not be swept up by the emotion of reaching her first ever Grand Slam semi-final at the French Open on Tuesday, with the weight of expectation having been a burden rather than a motivation in the past.The talented 18-year-old beat fellow American Sloane Stephens in straight sets to reach the last four where she will face left-hander Martina Trevisan of Italy.

"I think it's just another match, to be honest. I feel like last year I was looking at the finish line, and now I'm not looking at anything really except that ball in front of me," Gauff, a quarter-finalist in Paris last year, said."So I think going into the next match I'm just going to approach it the same. I care about the results, yes, but also at the same time I don't. Like if I gave it my all I am not going to be upset," she told a news conference.

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LinkedIn PARIS : Teenager Coco Gauff will not be swept up by the emotion of reaching her first ever Grand Slam semi-final at the French Open on Tuesday, with the weight of expectation having been a burden rather than a motivation in the past.LinkedIn PARIS : Rafa Nadal understands it will be a"big challenge" for him to beat Novak Djokovic in Tuesday's French Open quarter-final but the 13-times winner vowed not to shy away from a fight against the world number one.Copy to clipboard https://str.The World Health Organisation (WHO) accused the industry of causing widespread deforestation, diverting badly needed land and water in poor countries away from food production, spewing out plastic and chemical waste as well as emitting millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide.

The talented 18-year-old beat fellow American Sloane Stephens in straight sets to reach the last four where she will face left-hander Martina Trevisan of Italy. "I think it's just another match, to be honest. That was also the last of the 58 career showdowns between the pair and Djokovic has looked in peak form at this year's tournament, having not dropped a set in his four rounds. I feel like last year I was looking at the finish line, and now I'm not looking at anything really except that ball in front of me," Gauff, a quarter-finalist in Paris last year, said. In its report released on World No Tobacco Day, the UN agency called for the tobacco industry to be held to account and foot the bill for the cleanup. "So I think going into the next match I'm just going to approach it the same. "I didn't play this kind of match for the last three months, so gonna be a big challenge for me," he said after winning a five-set thriller against Canadian ninth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime. I care about the results, yes, but also at the same time I don't." The industry is responsible for the loss of some 600 million trees each year, while tobacco growing and production uses 200,000 hectares of land and 22 billion tonnes of water annually, the report found.

Like if I gave it my all I am not going to be upset," she told a news conference. I know how my situation is, and I accept it well. The findings are"quite devastating," Dr Ruediger Krech, WHO director of health promotion, told AFP, slamming the industry as"one of the biggest polluters that we know of. A few hours after clinching her singles semi-final spot, she also booked a place in the quarters of the women's doubles with Jessica Pegula. The busy schedule, however, will not affect her performance, having played as many as three matches a day during her junior career." A well-known Real Madrid fan, Nadal had a happy night on Saturday when he attended his first Champions League final at the Stade de France in northern Paris and watched the Spanish club win their 14th European title. One thing she will not be carrying into the match from that time is the weight of expectation. In addition,"tobacco products are the most littered item on the planet, containing over 7,000 toxic chemicals, which leech into our environment when discarded," Dr Krech said. "I think ever since I joined the tour, or even when I was eight years old, (I was) the next Serena (Williams), next this, next that, and I think I really fell into the trap of believing that," she said. Nadal and Djokovic arrived in Paris with contrasting buildups to the claycourt major.5 trillion cigarette butts that end up in our oceans, rivers, sidewalks and beaches every year can pollute 100 litres of water.

"It's important that you have high hopes for yourself, but also, at the same time, it's important to be in reality and I think that's where I am. I'm in reality where I'm enjoying the moment and enjoying the situation. "I can't complain much," said Nadal, who will turn 36 on Friday. And up to a quarter of all tobacco farmers contract so-called green tobacco sickness, or poisoning from the nicotine they absorb through the skin." The world number 23 wrote 'Dream Big' on a camera after her victory, a message she said was about her need not to be put in a box. "It's something that I say all the time, just because you don't want to let other people limit your dreams," she said. Two weeks and a half ago . "I think it's important that you don't put yourself into a box. "Just imagine a 12-year-old being exposed to 50 cigarettes a day," he said. Most tobacco is grown in poorer countries, where water and farmland are often in short supply, and where such crops are often grown at the expense of vital food production, the report said.

So I always try to tell young kids that, to dream big, and you never know when your moment is going to happen.." Source: Reuters .