French Open 2021: Coco Gauff vs Aleksandra Krunic Preview, Head to Head and Prediction for Roland Garros

17-year old American Coco Gauff will lock horns against Serb Alexsandra Krunic in the opening round of the 2021 French Open.

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Coco Gauff vs Aleksandra Krunic
Coco Gauff and Aleksandra Krunic

American teen Coco Gauff will take on Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia in the first round of the French Open 2021. Gauff is currently ranked 25th in the world while Krunic is the World No.212.

Match Details:

TournamentFrench Open 2021
MatchCoco Gauff vs Aleksandra Krunic
RoundFirst Round
Date30th May, 2021
Prize Money$72,630 (INR 52,75,625 approx.)
VenueParis, France
SurfaceClay Court

Coco Gauff vs Aleksandra Krunic: Preview

Coco Gauff
Coco Gauff

24th seed Coco Gauff has been in dream form this Clay season. She has lost just three matches this Clay season and has won twelve. The last two tournaments she played, at Rome and Parma, she reached the semi-final and won the title respectively.

She has also defeated some big names this season in Amanda Anisimova, Maria Sakkari, Aryna Sabalenka and Ash Barty. Her newly found aggression she something that will help her a lot in Paris.

As for her opponent Aleksandra Krunic, has been ranked as high as 39 and even has a WTA title to his name. She is an active doubles player and is currently looking to regain form in singles too.

Her doubles form has been incredible but life hasn’t been good in singles for the Serb. She hasn’t made it to the main draw of many tournaments and lost in the first round of the Serbia Open too. But in Paris, she has made good progress in the qualifiers and defeated the likes of third seed Ludmilla Samsonova, Elena Ruse and Olga Govortsova to make it to the main draw.

Coco Gauff vs Aleksandra Krunic: Head-to-Head

Aleksandra Krunic
Aleksandra Krunic

This will be the first meeting between the duo. The two haven’t played on tour yet and hence the H2H stands deadlock at 0-0.

Coco Gauff vs Aleksandra Krunic: Prediction

Coco Gauff
Coco Gauff

Gauff will go in as a huge favorite to win this match. She has been hitting very well from the baseline and will look to do the same against Krunic. But she will be wary of the Serb’s incredible net game. Expect a thrilling contest with Gauff moving into the next round comfortably.

Prediction: Gauff to win in straight sets.

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