Coco Gauff is youngest Grand Slam finalist in 18 years

Coco Gauff became the youngest Grand Slam finalist in 18 years after beating Martina Trevisan at the French Open

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Coco Gauff became the youngest Grand Slam finalist in 18 years

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.

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Gauff is the youngest Grand Slam finalist since Maria Sharapova won Wimbledon in 2004.

The 18th seed will be a heavy underdog against Swiatek, who is on a 34-match winning streak, in Saturday’s showpiece match.

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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.

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“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.”

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