Coco Gauff vs Anna Kalinskaya prediction and odds: Dubai Open 2024

Coco Gauff vs Anna Kalinskaya prediction and odds: Dubai Open 2024

We are in the midst of another great tournament on the WTA Tour. And this time out, my tennis predictions today focus on the quarter-final clash between Gauff and Kalinskaya. So, who will win and what markets are most appealing? Find out below. 

Our favourite Coco Gauff vs Anna Kalinskaya predictions

You will have seen the seeds for this event if you read my initial WTA Dubai Open preview. Of course, Coco Gauff is one of the top seeds – number 3, to be exact. In contrast, Kalinskaya is a qualifier who is ranked 40 in the world. So really, there is a big difference between the two, and the following predictions reflect this difference:

Gauff to win 2-0 @ 10/11 (1.91)

Coco Gauff has fought hard to reach this stage of the 2024 Dubai Open. She battled past Pliskova in the third round in a tight three-set contest, and I’m sure this will give her an added boost ahead of the quarters. This time around, however, she faces a much weaker opponent than Pliskova, which is why I feel she will win in straight sets.

Under 20.5 games @ 19/20 (1.95)

Since I think Gauff will get the job done in straight sets, it makes sense to cover this next market too. With ‘under 20.5 games’ as the criteria here, as long as Gauff secures a single break in each set while avoiding a 7-5 scoreline in either (ideally), this market has a strong chance to turn into a winner.

Coco Gauff vs Anna Kalinskaya odds

The implied probability for Coco Gauff to win this one is 75%, while the chance for Kalinskaya to win is down at 31.30%.

Gauff seeking a safe passage into the semis of the 2024 Dubai Open

These two have never actually met on the WTA Tour, so this first encounter should be an interesting one. Additionally, I’d like to share a few extras before the action begins.

Coco Gauff preview

As a Grand Slam champion who is currently ranked 3 in the world, Gauff is favoured to beat Kalinskaya in the quarter-finals. However, it hasn’t been totally smooth sailing in Dubai, as she went three sets with Pliskova in the previous round. That said, Kalinskaya has won 5 matches to reach this point, so Gauff needs to bring her top level to win this match without any scares.

Anna Kalinskaya preview

At 40 in the world, Kalinskaya had to qualify for the Dubai Open. She won 2 matches to achieve this, and she’s since won 3 main draw matches too – taking out the 9th seed, Ostapenko, in the previous round. So she’s obviously playing well, but Gauff presents her biggest test yet.

Gauff vs Kalinskaya head to head

With zero matches between them, there is no head-to-head record for Gauff vs Kalinskaya ahead of this contest. 

Key match details

Gauff vs Kalinskaya prediction

  • Match Schedule – February 22nd, 16:30 GMT
  • Venue – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Viewing Options – Sky Sports, Tennis TV

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