Maria Sakkari vs Coco Gauff Prediction and Odds: Citi Open 2023

The American teenager Gauff will have the support of the crowd in the Citi Open Finals but she will need much more than that against Sakkari who is having an excellent record against her.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

Maria Sakkari vs Coco Gauff – Match Predictions

Coco Gauff has yet to lose a set in the Citi Open this week and she is seen as the favorite against Sakkari who dropped only one set on her way to the final match.

Maria Sakkari to win

Coco Gauff is still only 19-years-old and she is improving her game in every tournament. Still, the American teenager will have to face Maria Sakkari who is hungry for her first title since 2019. The Greek player has almost perfect record against Gauff and that speaks that she definitely knows how to play against her. This will be an intense match and Sakkari’s experience will prevail at the end.

Over 21.5 games

Even though both Gauff and Sakkari are in the top 10 they struggle with consistency and they will both have their ups and downs during the final. Only one of their previous five matches haas gone to the final set, but with the stakes this high, this will be a long battle that will go over 21.5 games in total.

Maria Sakkari vs Coco Gauff Preview

Sakkari has been in the Top 10 for a while now but she has fallen to win a title over and over again. In her sixth semifinal this season, she finally made it to the final and it will be interesting to see if she can go all the way.

Maria Sakkari

Sakkari is currently 9th in the WTA rankings and her career high is No. 3 in the world. The 28-year-old is 27-14 for the season and 15-6 on hard.

She is coming off a 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 semifinal win over Jessica Pegula and previously she defeated Madison Keys and Leylah Fernandez.

Coco Gauff

Gauff is currently 7th in the world, three spots lower than her career high. The American is 30-12 for the season and 18-5 on hard.

In the semifinals, she defeated the defending champion Ludmila Samsonova 6-3, 6-3 and previously she went past Belinda Bencic and Hailey Baptiste.

Maria Sakkari vs Coco Gauff Head to Head

This will be the sixth match between Sakkari and Gauff and the Greek player leads head to head 4-1. The last time they played was in the round of 16 last year in Madrid when Sakkari won 6-4, 7-5. She also won in the quarterfinals in Doha earlier that year and in Abu Dhabi in 2021 and Cincinnati in 2020, every time in straight sets. The only time Gauff defeated Sakkari was in the second round of the 2021 Rome tournament when the American won 6-1, 1-6, 6-1.

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Maria Sakkari vs Coco Gauff Match Details

  • When will the match between Sakkari vs Gauff be played? The match is scheduled for August 6.
  • Who is the favorite in the match between Sakkari vs Gauff? Given the odds, Gauff is a slight favorite to win this match.
  • What is the defending champion of the Citi Open? Ludmilla Samsonova won the 2022 WTA Citi Open.

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