Roland Garros 2022 Day 12 Recap: Swiatek vs Gauff, finally a new era?

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Roland Garros 2022 Day 12 Recap: Swiatek vs Gauff, finally a new era?

The final of the women's singles at the Roland Garros 2022 will be between Iga Swiatek and Cori Gauff. The American is in her first Grand Slam final and, given her age (but also the experience already accumulated) she could be Serena Williams' heir to American tennis.

The tale of Martina Trevisan ends in Paris. After Francesca Schiavone's triumph in 2010 and Sara Errani's final in 2012, the 28-year-old Italian was unable to bring her tennis nation back into the final match of the Parisian women's tournament.

Trevisan fought until the last exchange, but did not scratch the defenses of a very solid Coco Gauff. The American will play her first Grand Slam final at the age of 18. She will be the youngest to do so in Paris since Kim Clijsters, who lost an epic third-set match to Jennifer Capriati in 2001.

In the final she could only meet a ruthless Iga Swiatek. The world number one will take part for the second time in her career in the last act of a Grand Slam tournament and will again be Roland Garros, the Major that she dominated and conquered in 2020.

The Polish player dismissed Daria Kasatkina in just over an hour with a disheartening 6-2 6-1. In addition to the second Grand Slam victory, the goal of the 21-year-old from Warsaw will be precisely to hook and then overcome the record of Venus Williams, who in 2000 gave life to the longest winning streak of the WTA Tour, stopping at 35 in the final of the Linz tournament.

The best and the worst from Paris

The worst of day 12? We could start some scenes they made in their match Holger Rune and Casper Ruud. We could talk about the umpteenth controversy made by Italian former player Paolo Bertolucci.

We could talk about the dispute between Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic. But today we just want to thank a tournament that, with a few highs and many lows, gives us a women's final that could mark a turning point in the women's tennis hierarchy in the coming years: a rivalry that with today could finally turn the WTA Tour back on, who without Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova, struggles to find an identity.