Roland-Garros 2022: Cori Gauff joins Iga Swiatek in the women's final

Roland-Garros 2022: Cori Gauff joins Iga Swiatek in the women’s final

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The Polish Iga Swiatek and the American Cori Gauff qualified, on Thursday, June 2, for the final of the Roland-Garros tournament. The world number one crushed the Russian Daria Kasatkina and will play her second final at Porte d’Auteuil on Sunday, after her victory in 2020. For Cori Gauff, winner of the Italian Marina Trevisan, it will be a first meeting in the final of a Grand Slam tournament.

The return of Iga Swiatek

The Polish Iga Swiatek dominated in two sets (6-2, 6-1) the Russian Daria Kasatkina, seed number twenty.

Favorite of the women’s tournament, Iga Swiatek dominated, in two sets (6-2, 6-1 in 1:04), Daria Kasatkina, seed number twenty. More powerful, the Pole converted five of the ten break points she scored. She made quick work of her opponent, whom she walked around the field for the entire meeting. Daria Kasatkina tried to vary the game, in particular by using the cut, but she did not have the weapons to beat the Pole.

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At just 21 years old, Iga Swiatek is the only survivor of the top ten players in the world in this tournament. She has only lost one set since the start of the fortnight at Porte d’Auteuil, against China’s Qinwen Zheng (74me) in the round of 16. Winner of the French Open in 2020, she will reach the final in the shoes of the favorite. “I try to treat every game the same way, because if I start thinking it’s my biggest game of the season so far, it stresses me out.”, she explains. So far, it has worked quite well.

Cori Gauff Premiere

The American Coco Gauff during her match against the Italian Martina Trevisan, on Thursday, June 2.

Victorious over compatriot Sloane Stephens in the quarterfinals (7-5, 6-2), 18-year-old American Cori Gauff continues her rise. The number 23 in the WTA world ranking, the one who has presented herself since her adolescence as a great hope for women’s tennis, surpassed the Italian Martina Trevisan (59me world) in two sets (6-3, 6-1).

Both players first appeared, at this stage, in a Grand Slam competition.

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In 2020, Martina Trevisan eliminated the American in the second round of Roland-Garros after a close match (4-6, 6-2, 7-5 in 2:11). An encounter that marked Coco Gauff: “I remember it very well. I committed many double faults, I committed more than ten [19, en réalité]. I won’t do it again this time.”she had warned.

“I’m in shock… I have no words to express what I feel”The American, who has not dropped a tournament set in six matches, said after the match.“I wasn’t very nervous… A little this morning, but I went for a walk and it relaxed me”she said.

Coco Gauff never wavered against the Italian Martina Trevisan, also a rookie in the Grand Slam semifinals, to win in 1h28 of play, notably taking advantage of her rival’s too many unforced errors (36 against 20).

After a close start to the match in which no one seemed to take advantage, breaks followed one after another, the Florida native finally took the lead late in the first set. A break confirmed to lead 5-3, then a further break to pocket the bet.

In the second round, Martina Trevisan only cheated for a few minutes. But by losing her serve at 1-2 after a long game (nearly 15 minutes), the Italian saw her chances diminish. The American steamroller has started up again. By winning five games in a row (from 1-1 to 6-1), Gauff confirmed her ticket to the Roland-Garros final.

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the number of the day

3. 4

Facing Daria Kasatkina, Iga Swiatek won her 34me direct victory. The world number one thus equals the performance of the American Serena Williams, who had recorded 34 wins in a row in 2013. The Pole is now just one win away from the record held by Venus Williams, Serena’s older sister, who had won 35 wins in a row in 2000.

The last player to beat Iga Swiatek was Latvian Jelena Ostapenko in Dubai in February. Since then, the Pole has won five titles at WTA 1000 ranked tournaments, winning successively in Doha, Indian Wells, Miami, Stuttgart and Rome.

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quote of the day

“I had seen him three times and he is progressing. He has become unpredictable, fearless, and will be dangerous for years to come. »

The Norwegian Casper Ruud, number eight in the world, was full of praise for the young Danish Holger Rune (19), whom he beat on Wednesday 1Ahem June, in the quarterfinals.

The first Norwegian to qualify for the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament, Casper Ruud will face Croatian Marin Cilic, a former world number three and 2014 US Open winner, for a place in the final on Friday.

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