Gauff and Swiatek to battle for French Open title
There is only one women’s match left! The Women’s Final will be contested on Saturday, June 4, 2022.
The 2 Finalists
It has been a wild two (2) weeks of competition. Since round 3, World No. 1 Iga Swiatek, has been the only top 10 player remaining in the competition. This raised concern over who she would face in the finals.
However, this concern has since faded as seed No. 18 Coco Gauff, despite not facing many seeded players, has illustrated throughout this competition that her game is consistent and it seems as if she is ready to put up a fight in the final event.
Coco Gauff advances
Coco Gauff advanced to the finals of the French Open after she won her match against Martina Trevisan on the Court Philippe-Chatrier. Gauff ended the match 6-3, 6-1, to further her marathon of not dropping a single set all tournament.
Coco won 74% of points on her first serve and 53% of points on her second serve. In comparison, Trevisan was only able to take 46% of points on her first serve and 37% of points on her second serve.
By winning this match, Coco Gauff is now one of the youngest women to make it to a Grand Slam final.
2018 👉 Girls’ Champion— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) June 2, 2022
2022 👉 Women’s Finalist#RolandGarros | @CocoGauff pic.twitter.com/yh9wkecUrz
Iga Swiatek hoping for a 2nd Grand Slam win
Seed No. 1 Iga Swiatek eliminated seed No. 20 Daria Kasatkina in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1. Swiatek won 79% of points on her first serve and 70% of points on her second serve. In comparison, Kasatkina only managed to win 44% of points on her 1st serve and 22% on her 2nd serve.
Swiatek’s advance through the tournament was nearly perfect. She only dropped one set in her match against Qinwen Zheng.
If Swiatek claims the trophy on Saturday, then she will be in possession of her 2nd Grand Slam title at age 21. She won her first Grand Slam title at the 2020 staging of Roland Garros/ French Open.
3️⃣4️⃣ 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁.— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) June 2, 2022
No.1 @iga_swiatek is our Woman of the Day!#RolandGarros pic.twitter.com/fukJJj6ocP
Taking a Closer Look
Before the French Open, Swiatek won the Qatar Open, Indian Wells Masters, the Miami Open, the Stuttgart Open and the Italian Open. So much so, she is now tied with one of Serena Williams’ longest win streaks, at 34 matches.
Simply put, Swiatek seems unstoppable.
Coco Gauff, has continued to develop her skills, since breaking on to the world stage at the age of 15 in the 2019 staging of Wimbledon. Currently, age 18, she has significantly improved and is now set to compete in her first Grand Slam final.
Even if she doesn’t come out victorious on Saturday, she will definitely learn from the experience and will come back even stronger at the next staging.