With her 34th success in a row, the Polish world number one Iga Swiatek stormed into the final at the French Open in Paris. The 21-year-old won 6-2, 6-1 against Darja Kassatkina from Russia on Thursday and will now face American Coco Gauff in the final on Saturday. The 18-year-old beat Italy’s Martina Trevisan 6-3, 6-1 in her semifinals, making her the youngest French Open finalist since Belgian Kim Clijsters 21 years ago.

In the second semi-final, Gauff and Trevisan fought a balanced duel in the first set. Both players struggled to serve through. Towards the end of the first round, Gauff, who won the junior women’s competition at the Stade Roland Garros in 2018, got stronger and won the first set.

After that Trevisan had to be treated for a few minutes. The Italian had won the tournament in Rabat in the run-up to the French Open and has therefore played a lot lately. That was noticeable now, Trevisan started the second set with a thick thigh bandage. Although the Italian tried everything again here, Gauff was too strong on this sunny day in Paris and used her first match ball after 1:28 hours.