Coco Gauff Enters French Open Title Clash, Becomes Youngest Grand Slam Finalist In 18 Years

Coco Gauff Enters French Open Title Clash, Becomes Youngest Grand Slam Finalist In 18 Years

Coco Goff will face world number one Iga Swiatek for the French Open title when the youngster made it to his first Grand Slam final on Thursday with a straight-set victory over Martina Travisen. The 18-year-old American claimed a 6-3, 6-1 victory in the nerve-wracking contest, which saw both players for the first time in a major semifinal. Goff is the youngest Grand Slam finalist since Maria Sharapova won Wimbledon in 2004. “I think I’m a little shocked at the moment,” Goff said. I didn’t know how to react after the match. I’m lost for words. “

The players performed poorly in the first set and made 37 mistakes before Goff extended his lead in the second set.

The 18th seed will be a heavy underdog against Svetik, who continues to win 34 matches in Saturday’s showpiece match.

But she will have nothing to lose as she is bidding to be the youngest Saleem winner since she defeated Serena Williams in London 18 years ago.

“I’m just going to be in it, just like any other match,” Goff added.

“Yes, it’s a Grand Slam final, but there’s a lot going on in the world right now, especially in the United States, so I don’t think it’s appropriate to emphasize that.”

Unseeded Italian Trevis saw the end of their excellent tournament and unbeaten run of 10 matches with thrill, as they presented four double faults and made 36 unnecessary mistakes.

Goff made a quick start and broke in the third game for an early advantage.

After failing to persuade the umpire to reverse the controversial line call, she became frustrated as errors flew from the rackets of both players.

But Goff set himself up for three consecutive games.

Trevison broke four times in a row, winning only three points in those games and his service was cut.

The World No. 59 took medical time out to strap on his thigh before the second set, but Goff took full control of the match when he won a 14-minute game with a backhand winner to take a 3-1 lead. Taken


She proceeded to get the final berth in style, breaking once again before the grip of love.

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