French Open Tennis

Anna-Karolina Schmiedlova vs Coco Gauff Prediction and Odds: French Open 2023

The number 6th seed Coco Gauff is looking for an easy win against the world number 100 Schmiedlova in a round 4 clash at the Roland Garros. Can the underdog cause an upset? Will Gauff find a way to win easily?

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Anna Karolina-Schmiedlova vs Coco Gauff – Match Predictions

With both players eyeing a second-round spot, these are our predictions and tips for this match:

Coco Gauff to Win 2-0

Our first prediction for the Schmiedlova vs Gauff clash is for a clean win for the number 6th seed Gauff. We believe her superior class and ground strokes will give her a decisive edge in this matchup. The American allowed only 2 games in 2 sets to Schmiedlova in their only previous meeting. Gauff had some issues starting matches in the first 3 rounds but when she gets going she’s been decisive.

Also, Schmiedlova is yet to beat a top-8 player and only once in 11 such matches she avoided a 0-2 defeat.

Total Games: Under 20.5

With our next free betting tip, we expect the match to have fewer than 20.5 games in it. Naturally, if we believe there will be only 2 sets in this match we also expect the game count to be low. On average, the 6 sets Gauff won so far in this tournament had 7.8 games in them.

Schmiedlova was also fast when on court and none of her 6 winning sets had more than 10 games in it. To add to all that, Gauff needed just 14 games to beat Schmiedlova in their only previous meeting. All this makes us believe the match will be decided quickly.

Anna Karolina-Schmiedlova vs Coco Gauff Preview

Our Schmiedlova vs Gauff predictions are out of the way; let’s explore both players’ recent form ahead of this competition.

Anna Karolina-Schmiedlova

Schmiedlova caused an upset in round 1 when she eliminated the 11th seed Kudermetova 6-3, 6-1. She then beat the lucky loser Bolsova in round 2, again in straight sets, to reach only her second-ever round 3 of a Grand Slam. She did that again at Roland Garros in 2020. This time she made it even further as in round 3 she eliminated the inexperienced world number 138 Karla Day 6-1, 6-3.

Schmiedlova has had a tough year so far but in general, her best results are on clay and she’s certainly coming to life when it comes to that surface. She has 3 WTA titles and 2 other finals, all those coming on clay. In 2021, she reached 4 quarterfinals, again all on clay surfaces.

Coco Gauff

Coco Gauff has had a poor clay season so far but with a bit of luck regarding the draw she’s into the second week and has a unique opportunity to reach the Roland Garros quarterfinals.

Gauff’s year started well as she won the title in Auckland before reaching round 4 at the Australian Open. She then had deep runs on the hard courts of Dubai and Indian Wells. This established her in the top 8 of the world. Gauff’s clay court season has been unimpressive though. She failed to win more than one match in all of her 3 warm-up clay tournaments before the French Open.

However, she’s been lucky to face only low-rank opponents so far and yet she needed 3 sets both in round 1 vs Masarova (3-6, 6-1, 6-2) and in round 3  vs Andreeva (6-7, 6-1, 6-1). Still, when Gauff gets going it’s very hard stopping her and in the 6 sets she’s won so far this tournament she hasn’t dropped more than 3 games. In fact, only 1 of those 6 sets saw her drop 3 games, the other 5 she won allowing 1 or 2 games to her opponents.

Anna Karolina-Schmiedlova vs Coco Gauff Head to Head

Coco Gauff won the only previous meeting between the two easily. During the 2022 Madrid Open, again on clay, the American triumphed 6-0, 6-2.

Anna Karolina-Schmiedlova vs Coco Gauff Match Details

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Instead, she focused all her energy on her other passion, writing. For over a decade, Iskra had been a freelance sports writer. Football, basketball and tennis are the main fields of her expertise.