WTA Madrid Open 2021: Karolina Pliskova vs Coco Gauff – Preview, Head to Head and Prediction

Karolina Pliskova and Coco Gauff will clash against each other in the first round of Madrid Open 2021.

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Karolina Pliskova vs Coco Gauff
Karolina Pliskova vs Coco Gauff

Karolina Pliskova vs Coco Gauff: Karolina Pliskova, sixth seed at the Madrid Open 2021, will face the American, Coco Gauff in the first round clash. The Czech last played at the Stuttgart Open 2021, whereas, Gauff last played at the Volvo Car Open 2021.

Match Details

  • Tournament: Madrid Open 2021
  • Match: Karolina Pliskova vs Coco Gauff
  • Round: First-round
  • Date: 30th April, 2021
  • Prize Money: $18,674
  • Venue: Madrid, Spain 
  • Surface: Clay Court

Karolina Pliskova vs Coco Gauff: Match Preview

Karolina Pliskova
Karolina Pliskova

Karolina Pliskova last played at the Porsche Open, where she lost in the quarterfinals to the eventual champion, Ashleigh Barty. She competed at the Miami Open 2021, where she suffered an early exit in the third round at the hands of Jessica Pegula in three sets.

Coco Gauff last played at the Volvo Car Open 2021, where she lost in the quarterfinals to Ons Jabeur in straight sets. The American also competed at the Miami Open 2021, where she was defeated in the second round by Anastasija Sevastova.

Karolina Pliskova vs Coco Gauff: Head-to-Head

Coco Gauff
Coco Gauff

The duo have not clashed against each other in the past, as the head to head stands at 0-0.

Karolina Pliskova vs Coco Gauff: Match Prediction

Karolina Pliskova to win in three sets

There is not much to separate the two players ahead of their first round clash. Karolina Pliskova has had a poor start to the season, and will hope to bounce back in style. On the other hand, Coco Gauff is also not enjoying her best season so far, and has struggled on tour. Gauff has had several problems with her first serve, which has impacted her game so far. The match will be a three set affair, with Pliskova emerging on top.

Match Prediction: Karolina Pliskova to win in three sets

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