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ROLAND GARROS: COCO GAUFF REACHES FINAL TO BATTLE SWAITEK FOR TITLE

American teenager Coco Gauff reached her maiden Grand Slam final with victory against unseeded Italian Martina Trevisan 6-3 6-1 on the Paris in her major semi-final.

The 18 year-old who has been impressive at the tournament defeated her opponent in one hour and 18 minutes which sets her quest for first Grand Slam trophy on course.

Gauff, seeded 18th has become the youngest finalist at Roland Garros since Kim Clijsters in 2001. The American phenomenon, obviously has reached most pundits prediction of reaching a Grand Slam final having shocked the world at 15- year-old with fourth round height at the Wimbledon in 2019, ending the year among top world’s 100.

She had started the match calmly edging a tight first set, with opportunities in eight of the nine games, by winning the final three games. Though, she showed signs of maturity managing the frustration and pressure from her opponent who constantly makes a noisy groan after every shot. Guaff did sort to know if making much noise was allowed from chair umpire Marijana Veljovic.

Again, she was polite in her line calls from Veljovic where ball marks were on the clay.

She faces tennis star Iga Swiatek, 2020 Roland Garros champion. Young Polish, Swaitek young completed her journey to the final defeating 20th seed Daria Kasatkina 6-2 6-1.

Swaitek, 21, is presently ranked WTA world number one following Ashliegh Barty’s surprise retirement. To her feather she has won five consecutive tournaments in 2022 as champion of Doha, Indian Wells, Maimi, Stutgart and Rome titles. She becomes favourite to win the title.

The win against Kasatkina earned her the second longest streak by any WTA player this century. It also puts her at pair with Venus Williams’ 35-match streak as the longest as the longest if she wins the Roland Garros on Saturday.

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