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2024 French Open: Coco Gauff vs. Iga Swiatek, Mirra Andreeva vs. Jasmine Paolini set in girls’s singles

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The 2024 French Open girls’s semifinals are set, and all eyes are presently on World No. 1 Iga Swiatek as she chases her third consecutive title at Roland Garros. She is undefeated on this match since 2021, however American star Coco Gauff — the brand new World No. 2 — will likely be trying to change that. 

“I am simply going to go in and attempt to win,” Gauff stated. “I’ve nothing to lose, all of the stress is on her.”

This will likely be a rematch from the 2022 French Open remaining, when Swiatek earned a 6-1, 6-3 victory. They’ve confronted one another 11 instances, and Swiatek has a 10-1 benefit of their all-time collection — together with 4-0 on clay. Their final assembly was in Might on the Italian Open semifinal, which Swiatek gained 6-4, 6-3. 

“I’ve to discover a higher method to play her than the final instances I’ve performed on clay, as a result of I’ve clearly been unsuccessful the final couple instances whatever the floor,” Gauff stated. “She is certainly a troublesome opponent for me and anyone. I believe for me, I am going to simply have to return and watch and attempt to discover what I’ve to do. I believe she is enjoying nice tennis right here so it’ll be a problem. I am going to enter the match with a variety of perception that I can.”

The 22-year-old from Poland is getting into this battle with 17 consecutive wins in clay matches, together with trophies in Madrid and Rome. Even males’s World No. 3 Carlos Alcaraz lately referred to her as “the very best participant on this planet.”

Swiatek shook off the upset scare in opposition to Naomi Osaka within the second spherical, and noticed the shortest tour-level match of her profession when she took down Anastasia Potapova 6-0, 6-0 in simply 40 minutes through the fourth spherical. She later earned her ticket to the semifinal with a 6-0, 6-2 win in opposition to Marketa Vondrosova. In the meantime, Gauff made it right here after a 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 victory over Ons Jabeur. 

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The opposite girls’s semifinal matchup will likely be between unseeded Mirra Andreeva and No. 12 seed Jasmine Paolini. That is the primary time for each gamers making it this deep in a Grand Slam. Andreeva is recent of a 6-7(5-7), 6-4, 6-4 upset in opposition to Aryna Sabalenka, and at 17 years outdated, she is now the youngest lady to make a serious semifinal since Martina Hingis in 1997.

Gauff has been on the highlight for some time now and simply turned 20 years outdated in March, so she had some recommendation for Andreeva.

“The one recommendation I believe is keep within the second,” Gauff stated. “Consider you could make it however do not take into consideration the top. Typically you hear the world ‘remaining’ and also you simply assume you’re so shut… It is a lengthy profession that she can have. I believe she can have a profitable one and he or she is clearly an ideal participant doing so many good issues younger. Hopefully she will be able to proceed right here.”

Andreeva has been a enjoyable darkish horse to look at, however Paolini also needs to not be underestimated. The Italian star surprised World No. 4 Elena Rybakina 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 through the quarterfinals. At 28 years outdated, Paolini is having a breakout season and will likely be making her debut within the WTA High 10 subsequent week. 

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