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Swiatek seeks 4th french title

PARIS, France (AFP) — Iga Swiatek will play first-time Grand Slam finalist Jasmine Paolini as she goes in search of a third successive French Open title, with 17-year-old Mirra Andreeva’s remarkable run ending in tears on Thursday. 

World number one Swiatek defeated US Open champion Coco Gauff 6-2, 6-4 to extend her winning streak in Paris to 20 matches and continue the Pole’s dominance of her American rival. 

Swiatek has now won 11 of her 12 matches against Gauff, all in straight sets, and could become only the fourth woman to win four Roland Garros titles in the Open era -- after Justine Henin, Chris Evert and Steffi Graf.

Her career win-loss record at Roland Garros stands at a staggering 34-2, and she has barely broken sweat since saving a match point against Naomi Osaka in the second round.

“Something changed, I just adjusted better to the court and it’s not easy to play the first matches at a Grand Slam because the atmosphere is much different to other tournaments,” said Swiatek.

She immediately grabbed the initiative against Gauff with a break in the opening game of the match. 

Swiatek withstood break points in her first two service games, before striking again to move up a double break at 4-1.

She closed out the first set without trouble, but Gauff threatened a fightback when she nosed 3-1 ahead in the second set after wiping away tears following an argument with the chair umpire over a line call.

Swiatek though responded the very next game and won four in a row, eventually clinching victory on her fourth match point.

“I was consistent with my tactics, didn’t overthink stuff and just went for it in the end,” said Swiatek, who has won all four of her previous Grand Slam finals.

The 23-year-old has now beaten Gauff at each of the past three French Opens, after last year’s quarter-finals and the 2022 final.

Paolini will be the unexpected challenger to Swiatek’s crown on Saturday after the 28-year-old Italian swept past Andreeva 6-3, 6-1.

The 12th seed had never gone beyond the second round of a major before the start of this year, winning a total of four matches in 16 Grand Slams before advancing to the fourth round of the Australian Open in January.

Now she