Cori Gauff vs. Polona Hercog
|Date & Time||Friday July 5, 2019, 11:30 AM (EDT)|
All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club
P. Hercog +109 / C. Gauff -133
Slovenian tennis player, Polona Hercog has made it into the third round at Wimbledon. At this stage of the tournament, Hercog will play against Cori Gauff from the United States.
It has been a good tournament for Cori Gauff as she defeated Venus Williams in the opening round. Gauff continued her fine form by beating Magdaléna Rybáriková in straight sets in the previous round. During the win against Magdaléna Rybáriková, Cori Gauff served exceptionally well. Gauff had a first serve percentage of 74% which aided her in winning 76% of her service points. Cori Gauff won all of her service games and 3 return games to secure a comfortable victory.
Cori Gauff is seen by many to be a future superstar. Following her win against Venus Williams, Gauff seems to be playing with a lot of confidence.
On the other side of the coin, Polona Hercog enters this match having beaten Madison Keys in the previous round. Hercog won the match in straight sets. Hercog established the victory with her receiving as she managed to break the Madison Keys serve on 4 occasions. The serving was also impressive from Polona Hercog as she won 82% of her service points and 89% of her service games.
Polona Hercog is much more experienced than Cori Gauff and the Slovenian has been on the WTA tour for an age. Hercog has won multiple WTA titles.
This will be the first time that Polona Hercog and Cori Gauff will be playing each other at a WTA event.
Cori Gauff has already exceeded the expectations of many by defeating both Venus Williams and Magdaléna Rybáriková. With that in mind, I see Gauff winning this match also. Polona Hercog is an experienced player by she does not have a good record on grass. Gauff is showing power and accuracy that can challenge most players. Cori Gauff looks high on confidence and I see her having enough to win this match and qualify for the fourth round.