Gauff Reaches Roland Garros Doubles Final With New Partner Siniakova After Comeback Win

Gauff Reaches Roland Garros Doubles Final With New Partner Siniakova After Comeback Win

by Zachary Wimer

After failing to make the singles 2024 Roland Garros final, Coco Gauff booked it in the doubles together with Katerina Siniakova.

The young American took on Iga Swiatek in the singles semi-final on Thursday and she lost in two sets, which left her devastated. There was no time to think negatively, though, as she had a match to play: the doubles semi-final with Siniakova.

They played good tennis in the past few days to make it to the last four and won this match against the eighth-seeded Desirae Krawczyk and Caroline Dolehide as well. It was a complicated match overall, though much of that could have been avoided.

Gauff and Siniakova started with an early break, going up 5-2 in the opening set. Then, problems started as they lost that lead to their opponents, making it 5-5. The even bigger issue was that they lost two more games to lose the set.

You won't often see players win five games in a row in doubles, but it happened in this match. Gauff and Siniakova let the opening set slip away. They came back with a vengeance in the second set, taking an early 3-0 lead that they nearly threw away again.

At 5-4 in the second set, the American-Czech team had to fend off break points before they finally closed out the second set, winning it 6-4. The third set wasn't special in any way, which might have benefitted them as they had enough time to outplay their opponents.

That's exactly what happened. They took a break midway through the third set and then added another one to secure a 6-2 set win and a spot in the final.

The final score was 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 for Gauff and Siniakova, which from the start looked good enough to win the tournament. They will face Jasmine Paolini and Sara Errani in the final.


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