Cori Gauff vs Iga Swiatek Odds & Prediction
Cori Gauff of the USA reacts after lacking some extent in opposition to Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus throughout their third spherical match on the Italian Open tennis match, in Rome, Thursday, Might 13, 2021. Gauff gained 7-5, 6-3. (AP Picture/Alessandra Tarantino)
- Iga Swiatek will likely be taking part in her second match of the day in opposition to a rested Cori Gauff within the Rome semifinals
- Gauff has crushed Madrid champ Aryna Sabalenka and Stuttgart champ Ash Barty in back-to-back matches
- The primary assembly between the 2 youngsters has Swiatek as the favourite. We break down the chances beneath
Cori (Coco) Gauff has had her ups and downs this season. However she has been strong and opportunistic this week in reaching the largest semifinal of her younger profession on the Italian Open.
For her opponent, Iga Swiatek, it’s additionally an enormous week. The truth that she already has a Grand Slam title (on the French Open final fall) obscures the truth that she’s nonetheless a really younger participant on tour.
Till this week, she had by no means gone previous the third spherical at any top-level WTA Tour occasion.
Cori Gauff vs Iga Swiatek Odds
|Participant||Unfold||Moneyline||Complete at DraftKings|
|Cori Gauff (USA)||+3.5 (-103)||+188||O 21.5 (-104)|
| Iga Swiatek (POL)||-3.5 (-124)||-240||U 21.5 (-122)|
Odds as of Might 15
On the Italian Open final yr (held in September), Swiatek misplaced within the first spherical to qualifier Arantxa Rus.
Earlier than the match, Swiatek was at +800 to win outright; Gauff was approach down the record at +4500.
Two Youngsters within the Semifinals
Matchups between youngsters within the closing phases of a top-level WTA Tour occasion was the norm.
Lately, it’s a significant exception. And as Swiatek turns 20 on Might 31, it won’t occur once more for awhile.
Iga Swiatek into her 1st WTA 1000 semifinal with a 62 75 win over Elina Svitolina. Now 4-0 in quarterfinals.
1st High 10 win for Swiatek in 2021.
— WTA Insider (@WTA_insider) Might 15, 2021
Gauff’s path has been considerably comparable in that she has made her mark on the majors, greater than on the high WTA degree thus far in her profession.
Each gamers are at profession highs – No. 15 for Swiatek, No. 35 for Gauff.
No matter occurs, Swiatek will likely be a top-16 seed in Paris. For Gauff, the week means she will likely be seeded at a significant for the primary time. And if she will win Saturday in opposition to Swiatek, she’s more likely to be contained in the top-24 seeds. That might imply she might keep away from taking part in a top-eight participant till the spherical of 16, if she will get there.
So there’s a good bit at stake for the younger American, if she will get too forward of herself.
Gauff Serving Woes Solved, for Now
One large difficulty Gauff says she has addressed since Madrid, the place she misplaced her opener to Karolina Pliskova, is the battle on serve.
The double faults have are available bunches, and within the extra pressure-packed moments.
After serving 12 DFs vs. Karolina Pliskova in a 1R loss in Madrid, Coco Gauff put within the reps on her serve.
Gauff is averaging 1.3 DFs in Rome, down from her season common of 6.2.
— WTA Insider (@WTA_insider) Might 14, 2021
Will that newfound confidence maintain up underneath the strain of arguably the largest match of her profession thus far? We will see.
Cori Gauff vs Iga Swiatek Head-to-Head
|17 (March 13, 2004)||Age||19 (Might 31, 2001)|
|Delray Seashore, Fla.||Birthplace||Warsaw, Poland|
|1||Profession WTA Singles Titles||2|
|No. 35 (March 15, 2021)||Profession Excessive Rating||No. 15 (March 1, 2021)|
|No. 35||Present Rating||No. 15|
|$1,351,741||Profession Prize Cash||$3,332,979|
|18-8||2021 Received/Loss report||17-5|
Gauff Will get Sabalenka, Barty
The spectacular outcomes Gauff put up in her Wimbledon debut, largely dealing with girls pushing 30 or past, was that when her older opponents obtained nervy on the considered dropping to a 15-year-old and tightened up like drums, she simply stored placing the ball within the court docket.
That’s a lot of the explanation why she obtained previous Madrid champion Aryna Sabalenka within the fourth spherical (though Sabalenka is youthful).
— Tennis GIFs 🎾🎥 (@tennis_gifs) Might 14, 2021
Within the quarterfinal in opposition to Barty, the world No. 1 was up a set when she retired with the recurrence of an unspecified arm damage. Two weeks earlier than a significant, figuring out what was required to heal it, she pulled the plug on a wet day Friday.
Doubleheader for Swiatek
For Swiatek, the problem is critical. Fortunately, she’s younger.
Whereas Gauff superior Friday because of Barty’s retirement, the Polish participant’s quarterfinal in opposition to No. 5 seed Elina Svitolina was cancelled due to the rain.
She needed to come out Saturday morning and defeat Svitolina. Which she did: 6-2, 7-5 in an hour and 36 minutes.
Each served poorly; Swiatek capitalized 5 occasions on 10 break-point alternatives (Svitolina was 2-of-4).
That was already one nice win on Saturday, in opposition to the 2017 and 2018 Rome champion.
Coming again once more the identical day to combat for the ultimate will likely be a brand new expertise.
First Profession Assembly
The 2 have by no means met earlier than.
The “elder” Swiatek shows extra craft on the clay. And regardless of having already performed Saturday, she appears to have shaken off her ennui from the quarterfinal match in opposition to Barbora Krejcikova.
The title is there for the taking, so that you go together with the participant with (barely) extra expertise within the large moments. However count on Gauff to take a set.
Greatest Wager: Swiatek in three units (+310)
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