WTA Parma 2021: Cori Gauff vs Kaia Kanepi- Preview, Head to Head and Prediction

Teen sensation Cori Gauff will take on Estonian Kaia Kanepi in the opening round of WTA Parma on Monday.

Cori Gauff vs Kaia Kanepi
Cori Gauff and Kaia Kanepi

After having a solid last week where she made it to the semifinals at Italian Open, 3rd-seed Cori Gauff will look to continue the momentum when she faces Kaia Kanepi in the first round match in WTA 250 Parma Open 2021.

Match Details:

TournamentParma Open 2021
MatchCori Gauff vs Kaia Kanepi
RoundFirst Round
Date17th May, 2021
Prize Money€2,157
VenueParma, Italy
SurfaceClay Court

Cori Gauff vs Kaia Kanepi: Preview

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WTA Parma 2021: Cori Gauff vs Kaia Kanepi- Preview, Head to Head and Prediction 2

Talking about the form coming into the tournament, Gauff is coming off a giant-killing run in Rome. Although, the 17-year old American lost in the semis to defending French Open champion Iga Swiatek in straight sets 6-7, 3-6, Gauff has announced that she can’t be taken lightly against any opponent and on any surface.

On the other hand, Kanepi’s last major tournament ended in a disappointment as she couldn’t even make it to the main draw of Madrid Open.

Cori Gauff vs Kaia Kanepi: Head-to-head

Coco Gauff
Coco Gauff

It will be the first meeting between the two players, so the head-to-head record stands at 0-0.

Cori Gauff vs Kaia Kanepi: Prediction

Coco Gauff
Coco Gauff

It should be a cakewalk for Gauff and their is little scope for any surprises to happen. As for Kanepi, it’s itself is incredible that she is playing competitive tennis at the age of 35 and at 66, her world ranking isn’t even too bad. Kanepi is more than twice the age of Gauff and this shows the emergence of the American into the tennis world.

Match Prediction: Cori Gauff defeats Kaia Kanepi comfortably in straight sets.

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