Italian Open 2021: Coco Gauff vs Maria Sakkari Preview, Head-To-Head, & Prediction

Coco Gauff
Coco Gauff

Coco Gauff and Maria Sakkari will battle for a third-round spot at the Italian Open 2021

Coco Gauff vs Maria Sakkari: Preview

After creating some personal records on the hard surfaces, Gauff began the clay-court swing at the Charleston Open. In that, she fell in the quarterfinal to Tunisian Ons Jabeur in straight sets. Later on, she withdrew from the Musc Health Women’s Open due to injury concerns. 

Following two weeks rest, the American prodigy competed at the Mutua Madrid Open, but she bowed out after a first-round loss against Karolina Pliskova.

Looking forward to the significant breakthroughs ahead on the red dirt, Gauff confirmed the Italian Open second-round spot after defeating Kazakh Yulia Putintseva in the nearly three-hour mouthwatering clash(7-5, 4-6, 6-4). 

Before arriving in Europe, Maria Sakkari reached back to back semifinals and ended Naomi Osaka’s 23 match winning streak on hard courts. 

Greek kicked off the clay-court swing at the Stuttgart Open, where she lost her second-round match to Petra Kvitova. Afterwards, Sakkari managed to reach the third round at the Mutua Madrid Open.

Thus, Sakkari advanced to the second round in Rome after three sets(7-6, 3-6, 6-2) victory over Polona Hercog.

Coco Gauff vs Maria Sakkari: Head-To-Head 

In the WTA Tour, Maria Sakkari has never lost a match to Coco Gauff, while Greek leads American 2-0 in their head-to-head series. At the last meeting, Sakkari powered past Gauff in straight sets(7-5, 6-2) in the Abu Dhabi Open.


Maria Sakkari
Maria Sakkari

Coco Gauff vs Maria Sakkari: Prediction 

Maria Sakkari is known for her solid serves and groundstrokes. And a win-loss record against the opponent would be an advantage for her.  

At the same time, Coco Gauff will try to force her opponent to make mistakes to collect points with her aggressive style of play. 

Match Prediction: Maria Sakkari to win in the three sets.

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Published : 7:54 PM, Tue, 11 May 2021

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