French Open: World No 1 Iga Swiatek to face 18-year-old Coco Gauff in final on Saturday

French Open: World No 1 Iga Swiatek

World No 1 Iga Swiatek will take on first-time Grand Slam singles finalist Coco Gauff in the French Open final on Saturday.

Swiatek beat Daria Kasatkina 6-2 6-1 to extend her winning run to 34 matches. Gauff made light work of Martina Trevisan 6-3 6-1 to reach the first Grand Slam final of her career at the age of 18.



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final on Saturday

Both Gauff and Trevisan took a few games to settle during the early stages of the second semi-final on Court Philippe-Chatrier.

Locked at three games apiece, Gauff started to use her groundstrokes to take control of points and a three-game run secured her the first set.




Coco Gauff of the U.S.celebrates her win over Estonia's Kaia Kanepi during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium Friday, May 27, 2022 in Paris. Gauff won 6-3, 6-4. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)


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Trevisan then took a medical timeout to have her right thigh treated and taped by a trainer.


Gauff handled the break well, using it to enjoy eating a fruit salad, as she has done during many of her matches in Paris. The 18-year-old then put an early stamp on the set by going 3-1 up.


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