Coco Gauff in the semi-finals of Roland-Garros with a victory over Sloane Stephens

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Coco Gauff is in the semi-finals of Roland-Garros after beating her compatriot Sloane Stephensreaching the last four of a major tournament for the first time.

Gauff, an 18-year-old ranked No. 23, beat 2017 US Open champion Stephens 7-5, 6-2 to reach a semifinal on Thursday against the 59th-ranked. Martina Trevisan from Italy.

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Gauff, who hasn’t dropped a set in five matches, has continued his progress in major tournaments, since the fourth round of Wimbledon 2019 at 15 and the quarter-finals of Roland-Garros 2021 at 17. She may become the youngest Grand Slam finalist in 17 years. old Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon 2004.

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Trevisan knocked out the US Open runner-up Leylah Fernandez Canada 6-2, 6-7 (3), 6-3. Fernandez took a medical timeout in the first set and had his right foot wrapped.

Trevisan, 28 in his first major semi-final, beat Gauff in their only previous head to head – 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 at the 2020 French Open.

“I think I’m playing my best tennis, but I think it could be better,” Trevisan said.

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Later Tuesday, #6 Carlos Alcaraz of Spain plays No. 3 Alexander Zverev of Germany and No. 1 Novak Djokovic faces #5 Rafael Nadal in the first two men’s quarter-finals.

The 59th career meeting between Djokovic and Nadal begins no earlier than 2:45 p.m. ET.

The other women’s quarter-finals are Wednesday: N°1 Iga Swiatek against #11 Jessica Pegula and an all-Russian match between No. 20 Daria Kasatkina and no. 29 Veronika Kudermatova.

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