Coco Gauff, 18, reaches first Grand Slam final at Roland Garros

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American Coco Gauff defeated Italy’s Martina Trevisan 6-3 6-1 to move into the final of the 2022 French Open.

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The world No.59 Trevisan twice recovered from a break down, but her only service hold in the first set was in the opening game of the match. After five consecutive breaks of serve, the 18th-seeded Gauff was the first to consolidate for a 5-3 lead and she broke Trevisan once more for a confident victory in the opening set.

In the second set, Trevisan again managed to hold her serve just once, at the start, but this time she never fought back, as Gauff took all the remaining games, including one that lasted almost 15 minutes and began the American’s race towards victory that was completed with a love hold.

By reaching the semifinals, Gauff will move into the Top 20, while the title would take her to the Top 10 for the first time. The American is the youngest finalist here since Kim Clijsters in 2001, and at any Grand Slam since Maria Sharapova at 2004 Wimbledon. The girls’ singles champion here in 2018, Gauff is also through to the Roland Garros women’s doubles semifinals alongside Jessica Pegula.

The 18-year-old Gauff’s opponent in the championship match will be top seed Iga Swiatek, who needed just 64 minutes to beat Daria Kasatkina in the other semifinal on Thursday.

 

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