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One of the title-favorites Coco Gauff faces another of the bright young talents on the tour Emma Raducanu in an interesting round 2 matchup. Below is a preview of this match and some betting predictions.
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing
Emma Raducanu vs Coco Gauff – Match Predictions
The world number 7 Gauff is on a rising trajectory in her career. At the same time Raducanu had been sliding backwards for over a year.On top of that Raducanu carries an injury, so we expect Gauff to dominate. Now a closer look at our tennis predictions for this game:
Raducanu to Win Set: No
In her 6 consecutive wins so far in 2023 Gauff is yet to drop a set. She plays with conviction and has learnt how to dominate matches.
Her ability to take the ball early and produce powerful ground shots should also give her serious edge against an opponent known to struggle with an ankle injury.
Total Games: Under 20.5
Gauff not only hasn’t dropped a set so far in 2023, but she’s yet to allow more than 4 games in any of the 12 sets she has played in January played so far. That added to Raducanu’s poor mental attitude when she trails in matches during the entire 2022 and hurt ankle we expect Gauff to dominate and win without too much bother.
Emma Raducanu vs Coco Gauff Preview
After making our Raducanu vs Gauff predictions it’s time to take a closer look at the two players individually as they enter Australian Open 2023:
After her fairytale of New York story in 2021 it had been only steep downhill for Emma Raducanu. She hasn’t beaten a top 20 player since that illogical US Open triumph. During the entire 2022 she won just 1 match against a top 50 opponent. Now world number 77 the Brit clearly finds herself in a hole and getting out of it will require some major mental strength.
On top of all that she entered the tournament nursing an ankle injury and reports confirm she’s seeing a therapist every day right now. She moved well in round 1, but she wasn’t tested properly either on way to 6:3 6:2 win against T. Korpatsch.
The world number 7 Gauff had very strong 2022. She reached her first Grand Slam final at the French Open and also made it to the quarterfinals of the US Open. She also started 2023 on fire with 6 convincing wins that brought her the title in Auckland and an easy 6:1 6:4 victory vs Siniakova in the opening round of the 2023 Australian Open.
Emma Raducanu vs Coco Gauff Head to Head
This will be the first ever meeting between the players.
Emma Raducanu vs Coco Gauff Match Details
- When will the match start? The match is scheduled to start at 08:00 am GMT on Wednesday, January 18th.
- On which court will the match be played? The match will be played on Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.
- Where to watch AO 2023 in UK? You can watch Australian Open on Eurosport broadcast and online, or stream it on Discovery+.