Following her defeat over Paula Badosa in San Jose, Cori Gauff expresses her sadness.

After losing a close first set against Paula Badosa, American tennis player Cori Gauff said that she had no chance of winning the match because she had held in her anger. Gauff was defeated 7-6 (4) 6-2 by Badosa in the quarterfinal at San Jose.

Gauff had an opportunity to serve out for the first set when she was twice up by breaks in that game, but she didn’t, and Badosa made her regret not taking advantage of her opportunities. According to The San Francisco Chronicle, Gauff commented after the defeat, “I feel like I could have displayed my dissatisfaction more.”

“I try not to become angry, but you can’t suppress your emotions. I believe I was merely acting frustrated because I was essentially blinded by the frustration.

Gauff squandered a good opportunity to win the opening set.

Gauff got the match underway well, taking the first break to lead 2-1 after the third game.

Gauff lost his break in the fourth game but broke Badosa once more to take a 3-2 lead in the fifth game. Gauff maintained her serve in her following two service games, giving her a 5-3 advantage after the first eight games. In the 10th game, Gauff had the opportunity to serve out the first set, but she failed to do so because Badosa broke back to tie the set at five games each.

Gauff dropped two break points on Badosa’s serve in the 11th game after failing to serve out the opening set. Gauff and Badosa were knotted at four points each in the tie-break before Gauff dropped the following three points and the subsequent first set.

Gauff was clearly shaken when the second set began, and Badosa defeated the American in the first game of the match. Before serving to end the match in the eighth game, Badosa earned her second break of the set in the sixth game. Gauff now concentrates on the Toronto National Bank Open.