WTA Miami Open 2021: Anastasija Sevastova vs Cori Gauff Preview, Head to Head and Prediction

WTA Miami Open 2021 will see the second round clash between Latvian player Anastasija Sevastova and American teen sensation Cori Gauff.

Anastasija Sevastova ranked world no. 57 will be taking on Cori Gauff who is ranked 36 and seeded 31 in the tournament, in the 2nd Round game of the WTA Miami Open 2021.

Match Details

  • Tournament: WTA Miami Open 2021
  • Match: Anastasija Sevastova vs Cori Gauff
  • Round: Second Round 
  • Date: 26th March, 2021
  • Prize Money: $16,000
  • Venue: Miami, Florida 
  • Surface: Outdoor Hard Court’

Anastasija Sevastova vs Cori Gauff: Preview

Cori Gauff
Cori Gauff

Anastasija Sevastova comes into the round with a mix run in 2021. The Latvian reached the quarter-final of the Adelaide International before crashing out from the R32 at the Dubai Open. Sevastova won her first round tie against Olga Danilovic winning 6-1 3-6 7-6.

Cori Gauff will be playing her first game at the WTA Miami Open 2021 as she was given a bye in the previous round. The 17-year old American has been on a good run, reaching the semi-finals of the Adelaide International that she lost in 3 sets and then lost in straight sets in the quarter-final of the Dubai Open.

Anastasija Sevastova vs Cori Gauff: Head to Head

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Anastasija Sevastova

Prior to this 2nd round meeting, the two players have previously met at the 1st round in the 2020 US Open where the Latvian won against Gauff in 3 closely contested sets, before eventually winning against the teenager. Sevastova currently leads the tie 1-0 against the American.

Cori Gauff’s match against Jil Teichmann in Dubai 2021

Anastasija Sevastova vs Cori Gauff: Prediction

Cori Gauff will be the favourite against Anastasija Sevastova in their 2nd round tie at the WTA Miami Open 2021.
Cori Gauff

Cori Gauff has been on a splendid run this year and will be a great challenge for the Latvian who has not impressed greatly in 2021. Sevastova had to win in 3 sets in her round 1 tie, which would also be advantageous for the well rested Gauff against the tired Sevastova.

Prediction: Cori Gauff to win in 3 sets.

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