Cori Gauff can end Iga's remarkable streak? This Saturday, the question will be on the minds of women's tennis fans at Porte d'Auteuil.
For many years, the 18-year old American had been feeling heavy pressure on her shoulders. This is the story of a little yellow ball prodigy who can do everything faster than anyone else.
Sometimes, this very high expectation has been able to catch up to it in the past. She faced the future winner, Czech Barbora Krejcikova, in her first Grand Slam quarter-final.
On Thursday, her semi-final against Martina Trevisan began. She didn't hide her nervousness.
"My results this season were not exceptional before I arrived at Roland-Garros. To be completely honest, I did not expect to make it to the final. After qualifying for the Grand Slam final, Gauff stated that it was a surprise.
The clay court is not a specialist in the surface. However, it has 76% of the victories on main circuit. His mobility and aggressiveness enabled him to cover the ground well and quickly clear the top 10.
She will face Iga Swiatek in Saturday's final. She is the new patron for women's tennis and continues her impressive streak of 34 consecutive wins. Her opponent has the chance to match the record set in the 21st Century on the WTA circuit by Venus Williams.
"I have nothing to lose. She has an amazing series and will undoubtedly be the favorite. There are many possibilities in this Grand Slam final. Gauff, who was also a doubles qualifier with Jessica Pegula, promises that he will feel free and ready to play his best tennis when he steps onto the court.
The Polish number one is unbeaten since February 16, and the second round in Dubai saw her lose to Jelena Ostapenko in the decisive match.
She has a special relationship with Roland Garros, and can rely on her victory on the Parisian Ocher two years back to help her manage her emotions in the big fight. .
After a few rounds of slack, his semi-final performance against Daria Kasatkina in Russia reassured him about the level of his play.
"I feel that my game is improving. Swiatek said that he is able to "free myself" when he has the advantage or when he breaks.
To win his sixth final of this year. It may be that women's tennis has found its new boss.