The top seeds Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula narrowly advanced to their third consecutive WTA 1000 doubles final on Thursday with a dramatic semifinal victory at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia.
After 1 hour and 53 minutes of play in Rome, the all-American team of Gauff and Pegula came back from a set and a break down to defeat No. 3 seeds Desirae Krawczyk of the United States and Demi Schuurs of the Netherlands 4-6, 7-6(5), [10-8].
Gauff and Pegula will compete against No. 4 seeds Storm Hunter and Elise Mertens in the Final match on Saturday. In Thursday's second semifinal, Hunter and Mertens defeated the unseeded Marie Bouzkova and Bethanie Mattek-Sands 7-5, 6-4.