Lauren Davis will take on CoCo Vandeweghe in the First round of the WTA MUSC Health Women’s Open 2021. Davis is currently the World no.79 on the WTA rankings and Vandeweghe is the World no.203.
- Tournament: WTA MUSC Health Women’s Open 2021
- Match: Lauren Davis vs CoCo Vandeweghe
- Round: First Round
- Date: 13th April, 2021
- Prize Money: $ 2,770
- Venue: Charleston, USA
- Surface: Clay Court
Lauren Davis vs CoCo Vandeweghe: Preview
Davis is seeded seventh for the event and rightfully so, as this American player plays her best tennis on clay. In the just concluded Charleston Open, she reached the round of sixteen. More than that it was her victory over the second seed Sofia Kenin that grabbed headlines. Davis beat Kenin in three sets, 4-6 6-3 6-4. She was ousted in the round of sixteen by her compatriot Coco Gauff.
Davis will face CoCo Vandeweghe in the first round. Vandeweghe, who has been in and out of tour in the last two to three years, due to injury and subsequent surgery on hand, made her comeback to the tour in March 2020, after which she again stopped playing. Finally making a comeback to tour this year with the Miami masters. Unfortunately she couldn’t qualify for the main draw.
Lauren Davis vs CoCo Vandeweghe: Head-to-Head
They have met just once on the tour before, back in 2013 at the Monterrey Open. Vandeweghe won that contest in straight sets 6-4 7-6, so she leads the head to head 1-0.
Lauren Davis vs CoCo Vandeweghe: Prediction
Davis is a clay court specialist. Her quickness across the court and the fact that she possesses a great backhand helps her game on clay, as she can not only reach balls but also hit winners when necessary.
Vandeweghe has been to the Semifinals of both the Australian Open and the US open, in 2017, and has been ranked as high as no.9 in the world, but is seriously deprived of match practice at this moment. Davis should win this match easily.
Match Prediction: Lauren Davis will beat CoCo Vandeweghe in straight sets.