Indian Wells 2024: Coco Gauff vs. Maria Sakkari Preview, Prediction, and Live Stream

Coco Gauff faces Maria Sakkari in the semifinal of the 2024 Indian Wells as the American continues the search for her second trophy of the season.

Indian Wells 2024: Coco Gauff vs. Maria Sakkari Preview, Prediction, and Live Stream

Coco Gauff (L), Maria Sakkari (R) (Source: IMAGO)

Coco Gauff will take on Maria Sakkari in the second semifinal of the 2024 Indian Wells on the women’s side of things. Both players have had great campaigns in the tournament so far, and they have defeated some good opponents. However, it all boils down to this match because only one of them will reach the finals.

The winner of this match will face either Iga Swiatek or Marta Kostyuk in the final of Indian Wells 2024 on Sunday. Needless to say, both Coco Gauff and Maria Sakkari will hope to give it their all in the semifinal that will be played at the Indian Wells tennis garden on March 15th, from 6:00 p.m. onwards (local time). 

Coco Gauff vs Maria Sakkari: Match Details

  • Tournament: Indian Wells 2024
  • Match: Coco Gauff vs Maria Sakkari
  • Round: Semifinals (Sixth Round)
  • Date: March 15, 2024
  • Time: 6:00 PM (local time)
  • Venue: Indian Wells Tennis Garden
  • Surface: Hard
  • Prize Money: $325,000

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Coco Gauff vs. Maria Sakkari: Match Preview

After her close match against Clara Burel in the first round, which she won 2-6, 6-3, 7-6(4), Coco Gauff has not lost a single set in the Indian Wells. This shows how good of a form she is currently in. The American was off to a great start to the 2024 season after winning the ASB Classic.

Coco Gauff in action at 2024 Indian Wells (Image via Imago)

However, her form dropped significantly after that, as performances in the Australian Open, Qatar Open, and Dubai Open were not up to par. However, she has seemingly redeemed herself in Indian Wells. 

Maria Sakkari, too, has had a great campaign in the tournament so far. Her victories against Caroline Garcia in the round of 32 and Emma Navarro in the quarterfinal were particularly great.

Especially given the fact that she beat the likes of Lesia Tsurenko, Elina Svitolina, and Aryna Sabalenka in this tournament, Sakkari made a statement with her comeback victory against Navarro. 

Coco Gauff vs Maria Sakkari: Match Prediction

Coco Gauff and Maria Sakkari have played a total of seven matches against each other till date, and the Greek leads the rivalry 4-3. 

Maria Sakkari
Maria Sakkari (image via IMAGO)

However, Coco Gauff emerged victorious in their last two encounters, and it is a known fact that the American has transformed a lot as a player over the span of a year. Thus, the power dynamics seem to tip a bit in her favor, despite Maria Sakkari having a better head-to-head record. 

Coco Gauff remains the favorite to win this match for two primary reasons. Firstly, she is currently in better form than Maria Sakkari. Secondly, she has ousted the Greek in their two most recent encounters, which gives her a clear advantage.

Predictions: Coco Gauff wins in three sets.

Coco Gauff vs Maria Sakkari: Live Stream details

  • USA – Tennis Channel
  • UK – Sky Sports
  • Canada – TSN
  • Australia – beIN Sports
  • Belgium–Telenet, BeTV

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