(June 2, 2022) USTA-Eighteen-year-old American CoCo Gauff reached the women’s singles final at the French Open today by defeating Italian Martina Trevisan, 6-3, 6-1, in the semifinals in Paris.
The victory makes Gauff, a native of Delray Beach, Fla.:
- The youngest player to reach a Grand Slam women’s singles final since Maria Sharapova at 2004 Wimbledon.
- The youngest player to reach the French Open women’s singles final since Kim Clijsters in 2001.
- The youngest American to reach a Grand Slam women’s singles final since Serena Williams at the 1999 US Open.
- The youngest American to reach the French Open women’s singles final since Andrea Jaeger in 1982.
USTA Player and Coach Development GM Martin Blackman:
“Reaching the finals of Roland Garros is an indication of the commitment that Coco, her parents and her team have made to the process of getting better. The focus on long-term development reflected in her training block after last year’s US Open and during the pre-season break are paying dividends, and it speaks to her growth mindset and the visionary guidance of her parents.”
This marks the sixth time in the last 10 years that the French Open has featured an American in the women’s singles final. Americans have won 15 of the last 54 French Open women’s singles titles, almost three times as many as any other country.
Gauff will face world No. 1 Iga Swiatek of Poland in Saturday’s women’s singles final. Swiatek, the 2020 French Open champion, has won 34 consecutive singles matches, which is tied for the second-longest singles win streak on the WTA tour since 2000:
1. Venus Williams, 35; 2000
T2. Serena Williams, 34, 2013 T2. Iga Swiatek, 34, 2022