French Open preview: Coco Gauff meets Iga Swiatek in semi-final-ZoomTech News

French Open preview: Coco Gauff meets Iga Swiatek in semi-final-ZoomTech News

Within the different semi-final, Italian twelfth seed Jasmine Paolini will face 17-year-old Russian Mirra Andreeva.

Earlier than this match, Paolini, 28, had solely made it previous the second spherical of a Slam on one event – the Australian Open earlier this yr when she misplaced to Russia’s Anna Kalinskaya within the final 16.

However wins over Australian Daria Saville, American Hailey Baptiste, Canadian Bianca Andreescu and Russian Elina Avanesyan took Paolini into her first Slam quarter-final.

On Wednesday she defeated fourth seed Elena Rybakina from Kazakhstan, the 2022 Wimbledon champion, 6-2 4-6 6-4 to advance into the semi-finals.

With Jannik Sinner already by means of to the boys’s ultimate 4, it’s the first time an Italian man and girl have reached the semi-finals on the similar Slam.

Neither Paolini nor Andreeva have performed in a Slam ultimate, with {the teenager} shifting into the ultimate 4 due to a come-from-behind 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 6-4 win to eliminate world number two Aryna Sabalenka on Wednesday.

Andreeva is about to maneuver into the highest 25 of the world rankings for the primary time in what has been a implausible 12 months for her.

She reached the final 16 at Wimbledon final summer time and thrashed three-time Slam finalist Ons Jabeur on her solution to the identical stage on the Australian Open earlier this yr.

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