Katerina Siniakova vs Coco Gauff Prediction and Odds: Australian Open

One of the favourites Coco Gauff will begin her challenge at the Australian Open with a tricky test against Katerina Siniakova in round 1. Below is a preview of this game and some betting predictions.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing

​Katerina Siniakova vs Coco Gauff – Match Predictions

Coco Gauff enters the tournament with high hopes, but she can’t afford a slow start against an opponent that beat her recently. Now a closer look at our tennis predictions for this game:

​Coco Gauff To Win Her 1st Service Game, 1st Set and The Match

One of the favourites to challenge for the Australian Open title Gauff started 2023 in the most convincing of styles. She won the WTA 250 hardcourt event in Auckland without dropping a set in 5 consecutive matches. She wasn’t broken in her first service game of any set during this tournament.

​Katerina Siniakova to Win a Set: No

Siniakova’s form so far in 2023 hasn’t been very impressive. She failed to even make the main draw of Adelaide International I, losing in the qualifying round. Then she squeezed into the main draw of Adelaide International II via a dramatic comeback in the qualifiers. Went past round 1 after her opponent retired only to lose in round 2 vs Caroline Garcia.

Siniakova also has an awful Australian Open record in the 9 years she has played this tournament. She lost in round 1 in 7 of those 9 appearances and has never been past round 2.

To add to that only 1 of the 4 previous meetings between Gauff and Siniakova had a third set.

​Katerina Siniakova vs Coco Gauff Preview

After making our Siniakova vs Gauff predictions it’s time to take a closer look at the two players individually as they enter Australian Open 2023:

​Katerina Siniakova

The world number 46 Siniakova had a difficult 2022 in terms of singles matches. She never made it past round 2 in any of the 4 Grand Slams last year. Of her 28 wins in 2022 only 2 were against top 20 opponents. Her singles record in Melbourne is very discouraging too.

​Coco Gauff

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 5 convincing wins bringing her the title in Auckland. Hungry for more the 19-year-old eyes a deep run in Melbourne and she will seek quick and easy win in round 1.

​Siniakova vs Gauff Head to Head

Gauff won the first 3 matches between the players, in 2 of those wins she didn’t drop a set. However, the most recent meeting back in November at the 2022 Billie Jean King Cup saw Siniakova win in straight sets 7-6(1), 6-1.

Katerina Siniakova vs Coco Gauff

Katerina Siniakova vs Coco Gauff Match Details

  • When will the match start? The match will start at 00:15 am GMT on Monday, January 16th.
  • On which court will the match be played? The match will be played on Melbourne Park in Melbourne.
  • Where to watch AO 2023 in UK? You can watch Australian Open on Eurosport broadcast and online, or stream it on Discovery +.

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Iskra had a promising, at least she believed so, tennis and volleyball careers as a junior but a series of injuries ended her hopes to become a professional athlete very early.

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.