An opportunistic Coco Gauff defeats Ons Jabeur to book a spot in French Open semis

Gauff faces the winner of the Marketa Vondrousova and Iga Swiatek quarterfinal match
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Coco Gauff showed off all her tennis skills in her quarterfinal match against Ons Jabeur. Despite losing the first set, Gauff reset and earned the three-set win in under 2 hours. Gauff is looking to return to the French Open final for the first time since 2022.

Gauff kept her serve and unforced errors in check, and her athleticism took out Ons Jabeur's loopy drop shot game.

Jabeur had opportunities in the third set and defended a match point, but she did not have the answers to hold her first-set lead against Gauff. This was a statement-making come-from-behind win for Gauff who has breezed through her Roland Garros matches this year without dropping a set.

Coco Gauff's path to the French Open final goes through Iga Swiatek or Marketa Vondrousova

Gauff's path to the French Open final will go through either 2023 Wimbledon champion Marketa Vondrousova or three-time French Open champion Iga Swiatek.

Swiatek is the heavy favorite, but Vondrousova has a great clay court game and is a 2019 French Open finalist.

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Gauff is 1-10 in her career against Swiatek with the one win happening on the hardcourts at the 2023 Western & Southern Open during Gauff's tremendous summer run. It is the only match in the Gauff and Swiatek rivalry that spanned three sets.

No matter how good Gauff's game is, Swiatek is still the heavy favorite on clay. Gauff faced Swiatek in Rome and last year at Roland Garros and could not win a set.

Gauff wants to win a French Open badly. Paris is her favorite city, and she loves the clay. The matchup against Marketa Vondorusova is a better one for Gauff. She has never lost to her, and those three career wins were all on hard courts. Last year in Montreal, Gauff was Swiatek-like in her match against Vondrousova serving her a bagel in the second set and winning the match 6-3, 6-0.

Semifinal day at the French Open could feature the top four players in the world if Swiatek, Aryna Sabalenka, and Elena Rybakina win their matches to join Gauff in the semis. Mirra Andreeva, the 17 year old up and coming star, and the youngest French Open quarterfinalist in nearly 20 years, is looking to make her mark with a big match against Sabalenka.

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