The 18-year-old, who was already in unknown Grand Slam territory with her first semi-final spot, will next face Polish top seed Swiatek, who cruised into Saturday’s final with a 6-2, 6-1 demolition of Russian Daria Kasatkina to stretch her winning run to 34 matches.
The youngest finalist at #RolandGarros since 2001 👏@cocogauff battles past Martina Trevisan 6-3, 6-1 to book a me… https://t.co/nNQOb7xKDa
— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) 1654186653000
Gauff, who has yet to drop a set in the tournament and is the youngest finalist at any Grand Slam in 18 years, needed time to find her range, trading two early breaks each with Trevisan.
Once she found a way to neutralise the left-hander’s punishing forehand, however, Gauff breezed through the first set by winning the last three games.
The 28-year-old Trevisan, bidding to become the lowest ranked finalist in the event’s history, took a medical break to strap up her right calf.
But things just got worse for her as she piled up 35 errors by the middle of the second set.
2018 👉 Girls’ Champion2022 👉 Women’s Finalist#RolandGarros | @CocoGauff https://t.co/yh9wkecUrz
— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) 1654186783000
Ranked 23rd in the world, Gauff broke her again in a game lasting 14 minutes to go 3-1 up and never looked back, sealing her biggest career win on her first match point.