Coco Gauff makes first clay final in Parma

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US teenage star Coco Gauff has reached her first clay-court tournament final by beating Czech Katerina Siniakova 7-5 1-6 6-2 at the Emilia-Romagna Open.

Friday's victory has propelled the 17-year-old to her second career WTA final just a week after she reached her first semi-final on clay at the Italian Open, during which she beat Australia's world No.1 Ash Barty who retired with injury.

In Saturday's final, Gauff will face China's 48th-ranked Wang Qiang, who defeated former US Open champion Sloane Stephens 6-2 7-6 (7-3) after rallying from 5-1 down in the second set.

Gauff is aiming for her second career title, having won her only previous final in Lienz, Austria, in 2019.

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