Gauff up for 2 titles, with Pegula in doubles final

Tennis

Coco Gauff has an opportunity to depart Roland Garros with two trophies.

Gauff and Jessica Pegula superior to the ladies’s doubles last on the French Open by beating Madison Keys and Taylor Townsend 6-4, 7-6 (4) in an all-American semifinal Friday.

The 18-year-old Gauff meets top-ranked Iga Swiatek on Saturday for the singles championship, then will be a part of Pegula to go up in opposition to France’s Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic within the ladies’s doubles last Sunday.

She is the youngest girl to succeed in each the ladies’s singles and ladies’s doubles finals on the identical main since Serena Williams received each on the 1999 US Open at age 17.

Garcia and Mladenovic received the 2016 title collectively in Paris and returned to the ultimate by eliminating Ukraine’s Lyudmyla Kichenok and Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 in a match interrupted by a rain delay.

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Gauff, who’s from Florida, and Pegula, a 28-year-old from New York who misplaced to Swiatek within the singles quarterfinals, are showing of their first Grand Slam event as a crew.

Gauff and Caty McNally had been the runners-up in ladies’s doubles eventually yr’s US Open.

Barbora Krejcikova received the singles and doubles titles on the 2021 French Open, the primary time a girl claimed each in the identical yr at Roland Garros since Mary Pierce in 2000.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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