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By the numbers: Coco Gauff's history-making run to the Roland Garros final

Victoria Chiesa | June 03, 2022


At age 18, American teenager Coco Gauff is through to her first career Grand Slam singles final at Roland Garros, where she'll also play for the doubles title with Jessica Pegula. A teenage dream is bound to break some records. Read of for some of the most notable milestones, by the numbers.

2004: Gauff is the youngest Grand Slam finalist since a 17-year-old Maria Sharapova stormed to the Wimbledon title 18 years ago. Just like Gauff, Sharapova faced the top seed in that final (Serena Williams).

 

2001: She's also the youngest singles finalist in Paris since Kim Clijsters in 2001.

 

3: Gauff was one of three first-time Grand Slam semifinalists at this year's French Open. Along with Gauff's semifinal opponent, Martina Trevisan of Italy, Daria Kasatkina reached the final four before losing out to world No. 1 Iga Swiatek. 

0: Sets lost by Gauff en route to the championship match. In fact, only three times has she lost five games in a set; in the second round, she beat Belgium's Alison van Uytvanck, 6-1, 7-6(4), and beat fellow American Sloane Stephens in the quarterfinals, 7-5, 6-2. In Round 1, she defeated Canada's Rebecca Marino 7-5, 6-0 by winning the last eight games.

 

2: The previous finals Gauff has made at WTA level. Both times she's played for a trophy, she's won it: Linz, Austria (2019) and Parma, Italy (250).

 

11: This is the 11th Grand Slam main draw of Gauff's young career. In 2021, she reached the Roland Garros quarterfinals for what was previously her best-ever Grand Slam singles result.

 

35: How many times Gauff has broken her opponent's serve across her six victories. 

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6: Gauff is looking to join six others who've won both the girls' and women's singles titles in Paris. She won the junior crown in 2018 and would join Francoise Durr, Mima Jausovec, Hana Mandlikova, Jennifer Capriati, Justine Henin and Simona Halep in the achievement. 

 

12: Gauff was one of a dozen players who'd previously won the Roland Garros junior title in this year's women's draw.

 

121.8: Gauff's fastest serve (in MPH) during the fortnight so far. That ranks in her in a tie for first place in the women's singles event. 

 

37: Age of Estonia's Kaia Kanepi, who Gauff beat in Round 3. The former Top 15 player was the oldest woman in the Roland Garros field this year. 

 

15:  Americans have won 15 of the last 54 French Open women's singles titles, almost three times as many as any other country.

 

1982: Gauff is the youngest American to reach the championship match in Paris since Andrea Jaeger did so 40 years ago. 

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0-2: Gauff takes a winless record into the final against Swiatek, having lost to her last year in Rome and this year in Miami. 

 

34: Iga Swiatek's current winning streak. Swiatek, the 2020 French Open champion, has won 34 consecutive singles matches and five straight titles. That is tied for the second-longest unbeaten run in singles on the WTA since 2000.

 

23: Gauff's singles ranking entering Roland Garros. By reaching the final, she'll return to the Top 20. She'll debut in the Top 10 with a win.

 

2: The number of championship trophies Gauff could leave Paris with. She and compatriot Jessica Pegula will compete for the women's doubles title after beating fellow Americans Madison Keys and Taylor Townsend in Friday's semifinals in straight sets.

The 2022 Roland Garros women's championship will be played on Saturday, June 4. NBC and Peacock Premium will air live coverage of the final in the U.S. on Saturday at 9 a.m. ET. An encore will air later in the day on Tennis Channel.

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