The 2023 Australian Open second round matchup between world No. 7 Coco Gauff and 2021 US Open winner Emma Raducanu is scheduled to take place on Wednesday.
Gauff faced Katerina Siniakova to begin her quest for a first Grand Slam championship. She got off to a good start in the match by swiftly claiming the opening set with just one point lost. With a break in the sixth game to take a 4-2 lead, Siniakova delivered the first punch in the second set. Gauff quickly reacted, winning the following two games to even the score. The adolescent advanced to finish the match after breaking her opponent’s serve once more to make the score 5-4. Gauff won the match 6-1, 6-4 after avoiding three break points and on her sixth match point.
Tamara Korpatsch was Raducanu’s opponent in the first round. Three service breaks in a row at the beginning of the match gave the Brit the advantage, who went up 2-1. The former US Open winner won the following three games in a row to win the opening set after her opponent rallied to even the score at 3-3. In the second set, Raducanu got out to a quick 3-0 lead and maintained it all the way to the finish. At 5-2 in the match, Korpastch tried to hold on, but the 20-year-old broke her serve once more to take the victory 6-3, 6-2.
Gauff vs Raducanu Match Details
Tournament: Australian Open
Date: January 18
Venue: Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia
Round: First round
Category: Women’s Singles
Prize Money: A$76,500,000
Gauff vs Raducanu Head-to-Head Record
This will be their first encounter.
Gauff vs Raducanu Prediction
If Raducanu wants to make this a combative encounter, she will need her serve to be working at full capacity. She can definitely increase her level of aggression to target Gauff’s forehand, unlike the American’s earlier foe. If the Brit has a weak serving day, Gauff will try to maximise her opportunities. With two of the biggest names in the sport poised to face off, pressure will be on them to provide a spectacular match. Gauff now appears to be more game-ready, giving him the advantage in this contest.
Prediction: Gauff to win in 3
Gauff Last three performances
- Australian Open: First round- b. Siniakova 6-1, 6-4
- ASB Classic: Final- b. Masarova 6-1, 6-1
- ASB Classic: Semifinal- b. Kovinic 6-0, 6-2
Raducanu Last three performances
- Australian Open: First round- b. Korpatsch 6-3, 6-2
- ASB Classic: Second round- l. Kuzmova 6-0, 5-7, 0-0 (Walkover)
- ASB Classic: First round- b. Fruhvirtova 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
Broadcast and Live Stream Details
- US – Tennis Channel
- UK – Tennis TV (live streaming)
- Australia – beIN Sports
- Canada – TSN
- India – Discovery/ Tennis TV
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