Coco Gauff, fresh from her first Grand Slam win at the US Open earlier this month, is set to put her talents on display at the China Open today. The 19-year-old tennis sensation will face off against Russia’s Ekaterina Alexandrova in her opening match in Beijing.
Ekaterina Alexandrova vs Coco Gauff: Match Details
Ekaterina Alexandrova vs Coco Gauff: Match Preview
World No.3, Coco Gauff has had a pretty impressive run following her Wimbledon exit earlier this year. The teen went on to win the Citi Open in Washington and followed up with her win at the Cincinnati Masters. Gauff then proceeded to win her first Grand Slam at the US Open, defeating current World No.1, Aryna Sabalenka. The 19-year-old will play her first match at Beijing following her win at the Flushing Meadows.
At the same time, Ekaterina Alexandrova progressed to the fourth round at Wimbledon earlier this year. She also defended her title at the Libema Open. Recently, she reached the Quarters at the Toray Pan Pacific Open Tennis Tournament. However, she lost the round to fellow Russian, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. She also reached the fourth round at Gualdajara recently, where she lost to finalist, Caroline Dolehide over two sets.
Ekaterina Alexandrova vs Coco Gauff: Match Prediction
It is worth noting that Gauff and Alexandrova have went head-to-head against each other on two previous occasions. With a head-to-head score of 1-1, the Russian emerged victorious at their most recent encounter earlier this year, scoring 6-4, 6-0 at the Berlin Open. Gauff had however, thrashed Alexandrova over three sets when they clashed 2 years back in Dubai.
Ekaterina Alexandrova scored an easy win over Gauff a few months back. However since her loss at Wimbledon this year, Gauff has underwent immense transformation and has turned herself into a far better player. Since her Grand Slam victory, the teenager has impressively won all but one of her matches and secured three out of the four titles she’s competed for this year.
Though Alexandrova has fared quite well this season, it may be hard for the Russian to oust the teen out of the tournament to for a second time. The Russian needs to be very cautious of her moves on-court and keep her head a hundred percent in the game since the 19-year-old is good at exploiting minor mistakes her opponents tend to overlook. Given this, the odds are stacked in favour of Coco Gauff to win the upcoming match against Alexandrova.
Match Prediction: Coco Gauff to win in two sets.
Ekaterina Alexandrova vs Coco Gauff: Live Stream Details
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