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Ashleigh Barty vs. Cori Gauff 5/14/21 - WTA Rome, Italy Women Singles Picks & Predictions

Ashleigh Barty vs Cori Gauff Odds & Info

Game Ashleigh Barty vs Cori Gauff
Date & Time Friday May 14, 2021, 4:00 AM (EDT)
Rome Italy
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We have reached the quarterfinals of the 2021 WTA Italian Open in Rome. At this stage of the tournament, Ashleigh Barty is set to play against Coco Gauff from the United States. 

Coco Gauff has made a huge impact on the tennis world in the little time she has been on the WTA tour and has been in good form in this tournament. Gauff enters this match having defeated Aryna Sabalenka in straight sets in the previous round. During the win, Gauff impressed with her receiving as she won 43% of her receiving points which allowed her to break her opponent’s serve on 4 occasions. This is expected to be a much bigger challenge for Coco Gauff as she is playing the number 1 seed in Ashleigh Barty. 

Looking at Ashleigh Barty, the Australian superstar enters this match having beaten Veronika Kudermetova in straight sets in the previous round. It was a solid display by Barty as she won 89% of her service games and 4 return games. It has been an extremely strong few months for Ashleigh Barty as she recently won the Charleston Open and finished second at the Madrid Masters. Barty has a very strong record on clay and she enters this match having only lost once in her last 12 matches. Considering her recent record and her accomplishments, Ashleigh Barty is going to be very tough to beat in this tournament. 

Ashleigh Barty and Coco Gauff have played each other only in doubles tennis. This will be the first time that Barty and Gauff will be playing each other in singles tennis at a WTA tournament. 

Free Tennis Pick:

Ashleigh Barty

Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Ashleigh Barty to win this match. This should be a close match but Barty has the added experience of winning big matches and is entering this match in outstanding touch. I see Barty being good enough to win in straight sets. 

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