Indian Wells 2021: Coco Gauff vs Paula Badosa Preview, Head to Head, Prediction and Live Stream for BNP Paribas Open

Know everything about the third-round clash between Paula Badosa and Cori Gauff as the duo collides for the first time in the BNP Paribas Open.

Coco Gauff vs Paula Badosa will clash at the Indian Wells 2021
Coco Gauff vs Paula Badosa

In less than 24-hours’ time, 19th ranked Coco Gauff will be crossing swords with Paula Badosa in the third round of WTA-1000 Indian Wells 2021 to joust for a berth in the fourth round.

Coco Gauff vs Paula Badosa: Match Details

  • Tournament: Indian Wells 2021
  • Match: Coco Gauff vs Paula Badosa
  • Round: 3rd Round
  • Date: 11th October 2021
  • Prize Money: $51,895
  • Surface: Outdoor hard court

Coco Gauff vs Paula Badosa: Preview

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Cori Gauff will be coming to this fixture high on confidence as she rode roughshod over a technically undercooked Caroline Garcia despite a closely contested encounter that went down the wire. The air of invincibility that Gauff walked around with was a treat to the sore eyes. In the last five years, Gauff has belted out a win-loss record of 86-42.

On a hard court she has eked out a 36-22 in the last five years while in the ongoing year, she has bagged a record of 16-9. In the clash against Garcia, she blasted 105 points vis-à-vis the latter’s 84. In her second-round clash, Gauff smashed 41 winners to surge hammer and tongs to the third round.

Paula Badosa conjured a masterclass in the second-round game against Dayana Yastremska to stage a solid turnaround in the third set and walk away with the bragging rights. It was another close contest as the duo belted out a total of 165 points with Paula bagging 89 points and 34 winners.

She racked up her best result of the current year where she hammered Ana Konjuh to notch up the title in Belgrade. In 2021, she has so far mastered a win-loss record of 36-15 with her hard-court results exhibiting 12-7. She is currently ranked in the 27th spot while her all-time career-best was 26.

Cori Gauff vs Paula Badosa: Head-to-head

Paula Badosa will play at the Indian Wells 2021
Paula Badosa

The duo hasn’t yet collided in any format of the sport and hence this will be a first. The current equation stands at 0-0.

Cori Gauff vs Paula Badosa: Prediction

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Cori Gauff

Though this can be a close affair, Cori Gauff holds a slight edge given her superior rank. Badosa is one of the best players when it comes to the modern game as she has a strong two-handed backhand and a belligerent topspin forehand. She also likes to fight for every single inch and will be coming up with a top-class fight.

Gauff is relentless in terms of speed and defence but her erratic forehand on occasions has let her down. She served twelve aces in the last game and only committed seven double faults. She also managed to win 72 percent of her first serves. Despite a contrasting style of play, it is expected that Gauff will prevail in the game due to her holistic approach on the court.

Prediction: Gauff will win the clash in three sets.

Cori Gauff vs Paula Badosa: Broadcast and Live stream details

RegionOfficial Broadcaster
IndiaVoot Select
USATennis Channel
CanadaTennis Canada
Middle East BeIN sports
Caribbean ESPN International
South AmericaESPN International
UKAmazon Prime video
Southeast AsiaFox Sports

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