A nail-biting encounter is on the cards when two-time Grand Slam winner Garbine Muguruza battles it out against teenager Coco Gauff in a Round of 32 match at the Italian Open 2020. Both the women are stepping into this contest after registering dominant wins in their respective opening round matches.
Garbine Muguruza vs Coco Gauff: Preview
Talking about the performance in the tournament so far, 9th-seed Muguruza had no problems whatsoever getting past the former US Open champion Sloane Stephens. The 26-year old Spaniard looked in good touch before registering a comprehensive win as she thrashed Stephens 6-3, 6-3.
On the other hand, Coco Gauff stunned this year’s US Open quarterfinalist Ons Jabeur in her first-round match. The 16-year old American was never threatened through the entire contest as she cruised past Jabeur in straight sets 6-4, 6-3.
Garbine Muguruza vs Coco Gauff: Head-to-Head
The two women have never played against each other in the past. It will be the first encounter between them. So the head-to-head record before their meeting in Rome stands at 0-0.
Garbine Muguruza vs Coco Gauff: Prediction
The match is going to be fast-paced and there will be little room for error as both the athletes are known for pouncing on the slightest of the mistakes made by their opponents. The contest looks poised to go to the distance and the player who will hold her nerve better may very well emerge as victorious. Considering that Muguruza has more experience than her counterpart, she may just edge out Gauff to advance at the WTA Premier 5 event.
Match Prediction: Garbine Muguruza defeats Coco Gauff in a closely fought, three-set thriller.