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The sixth seed, America’s Coco Gauff, takes on Qualifier, Spain’s Cristina Bucsa, in the second round of Indian Wells on Friday. The winner of this game will advance to the third round to play either Linda Noskova or Amanda Anisimova.
Set 1 Total Games - Under 8.5
Set 1 Score After 6 Games - Coco Gauff 4-2
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Coco Gauff vs Cristina Bucsa – Match Predictions
Friday at Indian Wells sees plenty of excellent second round contests. Have a look at our tennis predictions and tips across the singles draws before we go into detail on the Gauff vs Bucsa clash.
Set 1 Total Games – Under 8.5
Bucsa has had to work hard to reach the second round of the tournament after coming through the qualifying rounds. Although she has won every match in straight sets, she has been playing against opponents with rankings of below 150 and has been pushed in every set. We expect Gauff to be far too strong from the first point.
Set 1 Score After 6 Games – Coco Gauff 4-2
Gauff’s all round power game could well be too much for Bucsa and we predict Gauff to begin at a very high level. We anticipate Gauff to take at least one of Bucsa’a opening service games and we recommend backing the American to be 4-2 up after six games.
Coco Gauff vs Cristina Bucsa Preview
Many tennis fans will have heard of Coco Gauff in the past but may not know as much about Cristina Bucsa. Let’s top up our knowledge on both players below.
The 18 year old American is currently ranked sixth in the world, two places below her career high ranking of fourth. She has won three WTA singles titles and reached her first Grand Slam final, at the French Open, last year. Gauff reached the fourth round at the Australian Open in January before losing to Jelena Ostapenko.
Ranked 90th in the world, the 25 year old Spaniard reached her career high ranking of 86 at the end of January earlier this year. She had never got beyond the first round of a Grand Slam before reaching the second round at the US Open in 2022 and then going one round further in Melbourne this year but could only win one game in a straight sets defeat to Iga Swiatek.
Coco Gauff vs Cristina Bucsa Head to Head
Although both players are in the top 90, this will be the first time that they have played against each other in a tournament.
Coco Gauff vs Cristina Bucsa Match Details
- When will this match start? This match is scheduled for Saturday, 11th March, at 02:00 GMT.
- On which surface will this match be played? This match will be played on Stadium 2, an outdoor hard court.
- Who do the bookies favour ahead of this match? The bookies favour Coco Gauff to win this second round match.
- Where can I watch Indian Wells 2023 in the UK? Enjoy all of the action of this clash on Amazon Prime Video.