PARIS (AP) – The latest news on the Roland-Garros Grand Slam tennis tournament (all local times):
Coco Gauff prepares to face Iga Swiatek in the French Open women’s singles final.
Gauff is an 18-year-old from Florida who is ranked No. 23 and is playing in her first Grand Slam title match.
Swiatek is a 21-year-old Polish woman who is ranked No. 1. She won the 2020 French Open and enters Saturday on a 34-match winning streak.
It is the longest in women’s tennis since 35 matches played by Venus Williams in 2000.
Gauff and Swiatek have faced each other twice before. Both matches were won by Swiatek in straight sets – last year on clay in Rome and this year on hard court in Miami.
Gauff can continue a recent trend at Roland Garros: the last six women’s title champions at the clay-court tournament were first-time Grand Slam champions.
The final is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. local time.
The men’s singles final is on Sunday, with 13-time champion Rafael Nadal and 23-year-old Casper Ruud of Norway.
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