'Screaming': Coco Gauff calls out rival in 'shameful' French Open act

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American Coco Gauff (pictured right) speaking to the chair umpire at the French Open and (pictured left) Martina Trevisan looking frustrated.
American Coco Gauff (pictured right) complained to the chair umpire over Martina Trevisan's (pictured left) grunts during their French Open semi-final. (Getty Images)

American tennis prodigy Coco Gauff has made her maiden French Open final after defeating Martina Trevisan, but the match wasn't without controversy with the Italian being warned over her 'screaming'.

The 18-year-old, who was already in unknown grand slam territory with her first semi-final spot, made history becoming the youngest grand slam finalist in 18 years since Maria Sharapova.

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Gauff is yet to drop a set after defeating Trevisan 6-3, 6-1 and will next face Polish World No.1 Iga Swiatek in the final.

However, the match had its controversy after Gauff echoed what many in the tennis world were thinking during the match.

Following the second game, Gauff approached experienced chair umpire Marijana Veljovic to ask if she could talk to Trevisan about her 'grunts'.

On multiple occasions, Trevisan was still grunting even while Gauff was hitting the ball on the return.

“Too loud or no?” Gauff asked Veljovic.

“I’m going to talk to her… when I have a chance," Veljovic said.

Gauff, showing her class, clarified: “Yeah, I normally don’t care but when I’m hitting it she is still screaming.”

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Despite her protest, Trevisan didn't seem phased when Veljovic asked her to rein in the grunts.

Trevisan reportedly replied: "I think I'm alright. I don't need to change anything."

The tennis world was quick to side with Gauff after watching the extreme 'screaming' during the match.

Some suggested it should be considered 'hindrance' in putting Gauff off her return.

Eurosport commentator Simon Reed added that it was the timing of the noise, rather than the loudness, that was troubling.

“Yeah, it’s the length of the noise that Trevisan is making rather than the velocity of the noise. It’s halfway between a grunt and a scream," he said.

Regardless, Gauff was thrilled to reach her first grand slam final at the age of 18.

"I am a little bit in shock right," Gauff, who is also through to the women's doubles semi-final with Jessica Pegula, said.

Coco Gauff (pictured) shares a laugh following her French Open semi-final win.
Coco Gauff (pictured) is through to her first grand slam final at the French Open. (Photo by Tnani Badreddine/DeFodi Images via Getty Images )

"Honestly, I wasn't nervous going in today which is a surprise."

"Playing Iga, she's on a streak right now obviously, and I think going in I have nothing to lose and she's definitely the favourite going into the match on paper."

"I'm just going to play free and play my best tennis. I think in a grand slam final anything can happen."

with AAP

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