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Coco Gauff, a teenager in the Roland Garros final against Queen Swiatek

the american Coco Gauff18, has qualified for the Roland Garros finalwhere the number 1 in the world awaits him, the Polish Iga Swiatekafter defeating the Italian Martina Trevisan by 6-3 and 6-1 in one hour and 18 minutes.

Gauff becomes the youngest finalist in Paris since Belgium’s Kim Clijsters in 2001 and the youngest to do so at a Grand Slam since Russia’s Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon in 2004. With this victory, which assures her the first final of a greatest of her career, the current number 23 in the world guaranteed entry into the top 20 and he will do it among the 10 if he lifts the trophy next Saturday.

The American took revenge for last year, when Trevisan defeated her in the quarterfinals in the only duel between the two so far. On the way to becoming one of the figures on the circuit, Gauff will face the intractable Swiatek, number 1 in the world, who added her 34 consecutive winthe second-best streak of the 20th century, tied with Serena Williams in 2013.

The Pole qualified for the Roland Garros final after defeating the Russian Daria Kasatkina6-2 and 6-1 in 1 hour and 4 minutes and will seek his second title in Paris, after the one achieved in 2020. If he achieves it, he will equal the best streak of consecutive victories, held by Venus Willians in 2000.

The number 1 in the world has defeated Gauff in the previous two duels, this year in Miami and last year in the semi-final in Rome, without having given up a set. So far this season, Swiatek, who turned 21 a few days ago, has only lost three matches, against Ashleigh Barty in Adelaide, just before the Australian retired, against American Danielle Collins at the US Open. and against the Latvian Jalena Ostapenko in Dubai.

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