Coco Gauff vs Paula Badosa
August 5, 2022 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Paula Badosa / Coco Gauff
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Coco Gauff and Paula Badosa meet in the quarterfinal of the 2022 tennis Silicon Valley Classic.
Coco Gauff is coming off a straight set win over Naomi Osaka that took 20 games to decide. In the victory, Gauff won 85 percent of her first serve points and 46 percent of her second serve points. Gauff won 68 percent of her total service points and converted on 3 of her 12 break points. Gauff got 58 percent of her first serves in play and hit 7 aces. Gauff looks to win at least 3 matches in 3 of her last 4 tournaments. Gauff has 6 career wins over top-10 players, and 2 of those wins came this year. Gauff has won 7 of her last 10 matches on hard court.
Paula Badosa is coming off a 3 sets win over Elizabeth Mandlik that took 33 games to decide. In the victory, Badosa won 62 percent of her first serve points and 49 percent of her second serve points. Badosa won 57 percent of her total service points and converted on 6 of her 15 break points. Badosa got 62 percent of her first serves in play and hit 7 aces. Badosa has won her last 4 matches that have gone the distance. Badosa looks to win 2 matches for the third time in her last 4 tournaments. Badosa has won 8 of her last 10 matches on hard court.
The first 2 meetings have been split with Gauff winning this year in Doha and Badosa winning 2021 Indian Wells. Both meetings were decided in straight sets.
Badosa is probably going to be favored in this match, but needing 3 sets and a third set tiebreak to beat somebody ranked outside of the top-200 is not encouraging. Gauff is in better form, has the American crowd behind her and has the confidence of beating Badosa back in February. It’s hard to bet against the young American in this spot.
Give me Gauff to make the semifinals.