French Open: Gauff advances to first Grand Slam semis
The GIST: After a wild week and a half in Paris (even by Emily’s standards), the women’s and men’s French Open semis are nearly set. Time flies when you’re watching the best of the best.
Women’s: Recent high school grad and world No. 23 Coco Gauff’s whirlwind week continued yesterday as the 18-year-old American topped countrywoman Sloane Stephens in straight sets to advance to her first-ever semis appearance at a Grand Slam. Incroyable.
- Gauff will face Italy’s Martina Trevisan, who continued her Cinderella tour de force with yesterday’s back-and-forth win over the world No. 18, Canada’s Leylah Fernandez.
- Elsewhere, No. 1 Iga Świątek’s 32-match win streak is currently being tested in her quarter-final battle with No. 11 Jessica Pegula.
Men’s: Sorry to the rest of men’s tourney, but it’ll be tough to beat the drama of yesterday’s quarter-final clash between No. 5 Rafael Nadal and reigning French Open champ, No. 1 Novak Djokovic, which Nadal won in four stunning sets to advance to his record-extending 15th semi at Roland-Garros.