Coco Gauff claims she has "nothing to lose" in the French Open final against  World No 1 Iga Swiatek

who is on a 34-match winning streak and seeking a second Roland Garros crown. in the French Open final against

With a 6-3, 6-1 win against Martina Trevisan, the 18-year-old is yet to drop a set in the competition and showed no symptoms of jitters in her maiden major semi-final.

Iga Swiatek is so efficient, so smooth, with a racket in her hand, seemingly never flustered a bit and, for months now, never beaten.

Gauff, who merely finished from high school while in Paris, is the youngest Grand Slam finalist since Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon 18 years ago.

"I feel like I have nothing to lose coming into the match, and she's obviously the favourite on paper," said the American, who made the fourth round of Wimbledon as a 15-year-old in 2019.

She is, however, the underdog against Swiatek of Poland, who, if she wins, will tie Venus Williams' record for the longest women's undefeated streak in the twenty-first century.

"To be honest, I don't think my life will alter much if I win the trophy." I know that sounds horrible to say, but the people who love me will love me regardless of whether or not I win the trophy."

"I'm simply going to play loose and give it my all." In a Grand Slam final, I believe anything can happen.