Anastasija Sevastova vs. Coco Gauff - 2021 Miami Open Second Round
Friday, March 26th 2021
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Coco Gauff (31) meets Anastasija Sevastova in the second round of the 2021 Miami Open on Friday, March 26th 2021.
Who will come out on top in this battle of the generations, will it be Anastasija or the very promising and talented Coco Gauff to make it through to the third round here in Miami?
Coco Gauff is an incredible talent, and we often forget how young she is. Gauff is only 17 years old, but she is already the World No.36, has a 66% W/L record, and has won a title in her young career. We are looking at a future Grand Slam champion here and she is just getting started. Gauff will be very excited to be playing here in Miami as she is near where she is from, and she will want to make a strong impression on the few, but important, fans which will be in attendance in Miami. Gauff meets a veteran of the sport in Anastasija Sevastova.
Anastasija Sevastova came through a very tight 3-set encounter against Olga Danilovic, beating the Serbian 6-1/3-6/7-6. Sevastova is a very solid player when on top of her game, and she can definitely hurt some of the best players in the world if she is underestimated. Sevastova however has not shown much in the last year or so in terms of big results, but she might be eyeing one up here as she will want to beat the big name which is Coco Gauff. Can Sevastova use the momentum gained in the first round to cause the upset?
This is going to be the second meeting between both players, with Sevastova leading the head to head 1-0. This is definitely going to be a tight match, with a great feeling of what the future of the WTA Tour will look like when Coco Gauff will be in her prime. I expect both players to come out here determined to make their way to the third round. However, I think the determination, speed, and momentum behind Coco Gauff will allow her to gain the edge and make her way to the third round here.