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Who is Elena-Gabriela Ruse? Everything you need to know about Coco Gauff's opponent

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Teenage sensation Coco Gauff returns to US Open action on Wednesday night as she takes on Elena-Gabriela Ruse for a place in the third round of the women's singles competition.

The 18-year-old sensation cruised through her opening round clash with Leolia Jeanjean, winning 6-2-, 6-3 on her way to booking her ticket for the second round of the competition.

Gauff made the final of this year's French Open in what has proven to be a historic year for the home favourite, but she now comes up against Romania's Elena-Gabriela Ruse in the second round.

Here is everything you need to know about her opponent.

Who is Elena-Gabriela Ruse?

Romania's Elena-Gabriela Ruse is making her second US Open appearance this summer, having previously reached the first round of the competition in 2021.

The 24-year-old is something of a new name to tennis fans, having only transitioned into a regular Grand Slam qualifier in 2022. Ruse will be hoping to reach a career-best third-round Grand Slam appearance when she faces Gauff in midweek.

Ruse's 2022 season has produced little to shout about, following up a second-round defeat at the Australian Open with first-round knockouts at Roland-Garros and Wimbledon.

Where to watch Elena-Gabriela Ruse vs Coco Gauff

British tennis fans will be able to watch the 2022 US Open Grand Slam via Amazon Prime Video, with the streaming platform serving as the UK's exclusive broadcaster this summer.

For US tennis fans, ESPN is the place to go in order to watch this summer's US Open matches.

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