Fifth seed Elina Svitolina will face American teen Coco Gauff in the second round of Australian Open 2021.
- Fixture: Elina Svitolina vs Coco Gauff
- Date: 11 February 2021
- Tournament: Australian Open 2021
- Round: 2nd Round
- Venue: Melbourne, Australia
- Surface: Outdoor hardcourt
- Prize Money: $115,275 (USD)
Elina Svitolina vs Coco Gauff: Match Preview
Ukrainian tennis star Elina Svitolina got off to an amazing start at the Australian Open 2021. She defeated Marie Bouzkova in the opener with 6-3, 7-6(5). Although her unforced error count was on the higher side at 33, she managed to win the points that mattered.
The fifth seed has got to a decent start in 2021 reaching the quarterfinal back to back in Abu Dhabi Open and the Gippsland Trophy last week.
American teen sensation Coco Gauff will look to repeat her performance. She reached the fourth round in the Australian Open last year, beating the likes of Venus Williams, Sorana Cirstea and Naomi Osaka en route.
She looked good in the first round too. She defeated Swiss Jil Teichmann 6-3,6-2 winning 89% points on the her first serve.
Elina Svitolina vs Coco Gauff: Head-to-Head
The two players haven’t met on tour yet. This will be their first meeting and the Ukrainian is the clear favorite to win it. The H2H stands at 0-0.
Elina Svitolina vs Coco Gauff: Prediction
The fifth seed will start a clear favorite going into the match. But given Gauff’s reputation of being the ‘giant killer,’ it will not be an easy game for the Ukrainian. Gauff will also have to win points on her second serve if she wants to match her opponent. Expect Svitolina to cruise easily.
Prediction: Svitolina to win in straight sets.