Sloane Stephens vs Elisabetta Cocciaretto prediction and odds: Cincinnati Open 2023

Center court at the Cincinnati Open is set for a showdown between Sloane Stephens and Elisabetta Cocciaretto. After success in Lausanne’s clay courts, the Italian turns her attention to the hard court and tests her witts against the Saint-Malo champion. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.

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Sloane Stephens vs Elisabetta Cocciaretto – match predictions

Sloane Stephens to win

While they have not played against each other to draw inspiration from, it is difficult to count out the tasks on their hands. Stephens will be looking to improve on her third-round exit in Montreal while Cocciaretto is transitioning to hard-court adventures after title success on the red courts of Lausanne. The American ace will have the support of home fans and we believe it will tilt the balance in her favour. The bookmakers also have her as the favourite and we are backing her to triumph in this duel.

Over 20.5 games

Add Cocciaretto into an equation and you get long duels. Five of her last six matches have been three-set affairs and each has seen more than 20.5 games. Even her straight-sets victory over Elina Avanesyan saw 21 games. Two of Stephens’s last four completed fixtures also have this in common. Moreover, her straight-sets victory over Anhelina Kalinina saw 23 games, while only her 2-0 defeat to Elena Rybakina saw fewer games. Based on these statistics, we anticipate Over 20.5 Games in this duel.

Sloane Stephens vs Elisabetta Cocciaretto preview

Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in the Cincinnati Open.

Sloane Stephens

Following her fourth-round ousting at the French Open, Sloane Stephens has struggled to give her best on the court. Her only grasscourt appearance culminated in a second-round loss at the All England Club. Stephens’ return to the hard court in Washington finished in a first-round defeat o Lauren Davis in an epic three-set defeat. She got going in Montreal but could only get to the third round before running into Elena Rybakina, who was always in control against her and finished the match 6-3, 6-3. Her 19-15 record does not inspire much confidence but counting her out in front of home fans will be folly.

Elisabetta Cocciaretto

While Stephens has kept her workload to a minimum after the French Open, Elisabetta Cocciaretto stuck to the clay court with only two grass court events participation. She was knocked out in the first round of Bad Homburg but made it to the third round of the Championships. Another first-round exit followed in Palermo and she got her act together in Lausanne, where she followed her San Luis Potosi triumph and claimed her second title of the year. In addition to the silverware success in San Luis Potosi, Cocciaretto also has a final appearance on the hard courts of Hobart at the start of the year.

Sloane Stephens vs Elisabetta Cocciaretto head to head

This is the first meeting between Sloane Stephens and Elisabetta Cocciaretto on the WTA tour.

Sloane Stephens vs Elisabetta Cocciaretto match details

Cincinnati Open Qualifying

  • Who is the top seed of the Cincinnati Open? Carlos Alcaraz and Iga Swiatek are top seeds at Cincinnati Open 2023.
  • Where is the match being played? The venue for this fixture is Lindner Family Tennis Center.
  • Who is the reigning Cincinnati Open champion? Borna Coric and Caroline Garcia were crowned champions in 2022.

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