Iga Swiatek and Coco Gauff organize a final meeting – day 12 at Roland-Garros

Iga Swiatek will meet Coco Gauff in a women’s singles final at Roland Garros.

Swiatek, 20, world number one and first seed, swept Russia’s Daria Kasatkina 6-2 6-1.

Gauff, the 18-year-old American, followed suit with a 6-3 6-1 win over Italy’s Martina Trevisan.

Here, the PA press agency looks back on the twelfth day of Roland-Garros.

Picture of the day

Coco Gauff and chair umpire Marijana Veljovic check a ball mark (Christophe Ena/AP)

Matches of the day

Gauff put on a fine display to secure a place in her first Grand Slam final. Trevisan made a lot of noise with her shrill growl after the shot, but it couldn’t knock the teenager off her stride. Swiatek previously dismantled Kasatkina, winning 10 of the last 11 games and 20 of the last 23 points, finishing the job with an ace.

Today’s statistics

  • Gauff is the youngest player to reach a Grand Slam women’s singles final since Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon in 2004.
  • 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.

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Mixed emotions

Japan’s Ena Shibahara and Wesley Koolhof of Norway defeated the unranked duo of Ulrikke Eikeri and Joran Vliegen 7-6(5) 6-2 to claim their first major mixed doubles titles.

British watch

Five-time British Grand Slam champion Alfie Hewett was well beaten by Gustavo Fernández in the men’s wheelchair singles semi-final.

Next

It’s the men’s turn on Friday and birthday boy Rafael Nadal pitches us against world number three Alexander Zverev. The 13-time winner will be in action from around 2pm UK time. After this eighth Norwegian seed, Casper Ruud will face Croatian veteran Marin Cilic.



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