Wimbledon 2021: Coco Gauff vs Kaja Juvan Preview, Head to Head and Prediction

In the 3rd round of the Wimbledon 2021, youngsters Coco Gauff and Kaja Juvan will battle for the third time in their careers and 1st time on Grass.

Coco Gauff vs Kaja Juvan
Coco Gauff vs Kaja Juvan

In the third round of the Wimbledon 2021, World No. 23 and the 20th seeded Coco Gauff will be up against World No. 102 Kaja Juvan.

Coco Gauff vs Kaja Juvan : Match Details

TournamentWimbledon 2021
MatchCoco Gauff vs Kaja Juvan
RoundThird Round
Date3rd July, 2021
Prize Money$162,320
VenueWimbledon, Great Britain
SurfaceGrass Court

Coco Gauff vs Kaja Juvan : Preview

Coco Gauff in action during the Wimbledon 2021
Coco Gauff

Coco Gauff returned on the Centre Court for the very first time since her breakthrough moment at the 2019 Wimbledon where her rising popularity forced the officials to shift the then 15-year old’s matches on the Centre Court. Gauff was up against Elena Vesnina in the 2nd round and won the match 6-4, 6-3 in 1 hour and 11 minutes to move into the 3rd round.

Gauff registered her 2nd straight-set win at this year’s Grand Slam as she continues her hunt for Grand Slam title. With her playstyle suited for Grass and a good run at the 2019 Wimbledon, greater things can be expected from the 17-year old who is quickly rising in ranks.

Kaja Juvan is set to make her first Centre Court appearance at the All-England Club when she takes on Gauff in the 3rd round. Kaja who has been kind of a surprise package this year, advances into the 3rd round on the back of straight-set victories in both of her previous rounds.

The 20-year Slovenian defeated Belinda Bencic in first round and later defeated Clara Burel 6-3, 6-4 in 1 hour and 9 minutes to move into the 3rd round for the very first time after reaching the 2nd round at the 2019 Wimbledon to be defeated by eventual runner-up Serena Williams. Kaja had entered the main-draw from the qualifying stages in 2019 but entered the main-draw directly this year.

Coco Gauff vs Kaja Juvan : Head to Head

Kaja Juvan
Kaja Juvan

This will be their 3rd meeting and the first on Grass as they prepare to meet on 3rd different surface in 3 meetings. While Coco won on the Hardcourt, Kaja came victorious in their Clay meeting. Having won one match each, their head-to-head is currently tied at 1-1.

Coco Gauff vs Kaja Juvan : Prediction

Coco Gauff
Coco Gauff

Kaja comes into the clash with 8-3 record on Grass across her career which includes her qualifying rounds results at the 2019 Wimbledon. She is 13-9 for the season after going 11-4 on Hardcourts and 0-4 on Clay in what was a rather disappointing Clay season for her.

Coco Gauff will be the favourite for this clash as she takes the court with a season record of 30-11 on all surfaces and has a Grass record of 9-2 which similar to Kaja includes her qualifying rounds results from the 2019 Wimbledon. While they both have had similar results on Grass, Coco’s overall form this season makes her the favourite for this 3rd round clash.

Prediction: Coco Gauff to win in 3-sets.

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