Coco Gauff says she is hoping for a good French Open run after a string of strong results that have helped the 17-year-old climb 10 places to a career-best 25th in the rankings.

The American reached her first WTA 1000 semi-final in Rome and followed it up with her maiden title on clay with victory in Parma.

Gauff has hit form on the clay this season and she eased to a 6-1 6-3 success against China’s Wang Qiang to add to the maiden title she won in Linz in 2019.

The young sensation has already made the fourth rounds of the Australian Open and Wimbledon and this week she will be seeded at a Grand Slam for the first time in her career when the clay-court major starts on Sunday.

“I feel really good about going into the French,” Gauff said after claiming her second career WTA title. “I hope I can continue to build and keep getting better.

“I feel like I’m hitting good, moving good, my body feels good, my mentality and emotionally I feel good. So I think it will be a good tournament for me.”

At the French Open, Gauff will be the youngest seed at a major in 15 years since Nicole Vaidisova was seeded at Wimbledon in 2006.