Coco Gauff vs Yulia Putintseva Prediction and Odds: Italian Open 2023

Coco Gauff is among the top favorites to win the Italian Open and she will start her journey in Rome with a match against Yulia Putintseva.

The odds in this article were correct at the time of writing, and odds are subject to change. We recommend checking with the bookmaker before placing the bet.

Coco Gauff vs Yulia Putintseva – Match Predictions

Coco Gauff is the youngest player in the top 10 of the WTA rankings. She has the potential to go even higher and that may happen even this week in Rome. Yulia Putintseva is much more experienced and has already proven she can be a tough opponent for the American teenager.

Coco Gauff -4.5 games

Coco Gauff is among the most talented players on the tour and only sky is the limit for her. She has a solid season and her form is improving as the next major is coming up. She has previously defeated Putintseva and there is no reason why she cannot repeat that in Rome. Gauff can be very dominant and consistent and will start the Italian Open with a comfortable win covering the -4.5 games spread.

Under 20.5 games

The previous two matched between these two players have gone to the third set but Gauff has made a huge step forward since then. The American will make a statement in the opening match and win this one in dominant style meaning that will not see more than 20 games in total.

Coco Gauff vs Yulia Putintseva Preview

Coco Gauff had an early exit in Madrid and is determined to make it up for that loss this week in Rome. Putintseva won in the opening round but now will face one of the favorites in the tournament.

Coco Gauff

Gauff is currently ranked at No. 5 on the WTA list which is one spot lower than her best-career ranking. The 18-year-old is 18-7 for the season including 2-2 on clay. Last week in Madrid, Gauff lost in the third round to Paola Badosa by 6-3, 6-0. Gauff has won one title this season in Auckland defeating Masarova in the final.

Yulia Putintseva

Putintseva is ranked at No. 51 with her career-high being at No. 27. The Kazak player is 11-11 for the season and 3-2 on clay. In the first round in Rome, she defeated Viktoriya Tomova by 6-7, 7-6, 6-0. Her best result this season was the quarterfinal in Hobart where she lost to Anna Blinkova.

Coco Gauff vs Yulia Putintseva Head to Head

This will be the third match between Gauff and Putintseva and the American teenager won the previous two. Their first meeting was in 2021 in Rome when Gauff won 7-5,4-6,6-4. She also needed three sets last year in Madrid, when she won 6-1, 2-6, 6-4.

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Coco Gauff vs Yulia Putintseva Match Details

  • Date and Time: The match will start on Thursday, May 11 at 12 GMT
  • Venue: The match will be played on Grand Stand Arena
  • Where to watch the match in UK? This match will be available on Amazon Prime for fans in the United Kingdom

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