Coco Gauff became the youngest Grand Slam finalist in 18 years after she ended Martina Trevisan’s fairytale run at the French Open.
The 18-year-old American claimed a 6-3, 6-1 victory in the semi-final to set up a clash against World No 1 Iga Swiatek.
Gauff is the youngest Grand Slam finalist since Maria Sharapova won Wimbledon in 2004.
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The 18th seed will be a heavy underdog against Swiatek, who is on a 34-match winning streak, in Saturday’s showpiece match.
Earlier in the day, Swiatek defeated Daria Kasatkina 6-2, 6-1 in the semi-final.
“I’m just going to go into it like another match,” Gauff added.
“Yeah, it’s a Grand Slam final but there are so many things going on in the world right now, especially in the US, so I don’t think it’s worth stressing about it.”