Coco Gauff eliminates Martina Trevisan and joins Iga Swiatek in the final

Coco Gauff eliminates Martina Trevisan and joins Iga Swiatek in the final

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Coco Gauff, 18, will compete in the first Grand Slam final of her career. The American defeated Italian Martina Trevisan on Thursday in the semifinals of the Roland-Garros tournament (6-3, 6-1). She will face world No. 1 Iga Swiatek, who will be on her way on June 4.

In June 2018, Cori “Coco” Gauff won the Roland-Garros tournament Juniors category. Four years later, the Atlanta-born American tennis player may do the same professionally. She validated her ticket to the final of the 2022 edition on Thursday, June 2, against the Italian Martina Trevisan. In their only confrontation before Thursday, in 202 already at Roland-Garros but in the second round, the Italian had the last word. This time, she had to lay down her arms against her young opponent.

The American did not not as expeditious as Iga Swiatek facing Daria Kasatkina in the other semi-final. The games were a bit more contested between the world No. 23 and 28-year-old Martina Trevisan, who ranks 59th in the WTA rankings.

A game of almost 15 minutes in the opening of the second set

In the first round, both players first struggled to keep their game. Coco Gauff was thus broken twice. But in response, she forced Martina Trevisan to step down four times. Troubled by the powerful straight shots of her opponent, the Italian gave up the first set in 45 minutes.

Physically affected, Martina Trevisan had to call the physiotherapist before the start of the second set. Wearing a large strapping around her right thigh, the left-hander clung to meet the challenges posed by an increasingly comfortable Coco Gauff. But after an iron fist of more than ten minutes, Martina Trevisan gave up her service for the first time. And the American, while in control, flew to a well-deserved victory in 1:26.

On Saturday, June 4, Coco Gauff will face world No. 1 Iga Swiatek, who was crowned in Paris two years ago. In two confrontations, she always leaned against the Pole. For the first Grand Slam final of her young career, she has a great opportunity to reverse the trend.


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