For Gauff, the Doha tournament is the third of the season. Earlier, the world’s sixth racket won the competition in Auckland, defeating the Spanish Masharová in the final and advanced to the 4th round of the Australian Open. In Melbourne, the American turned out to be stronger than the Czech Sinyakova, the British Radukan and her compatriot Pera, losing in two sets to Elena Ostapenko. Here in Doha, Koko played one match, beating Kvitova 6-3, 7-6 in two matches. Throughout the game, Koko had seven aces with three double faults, serving stats: 73% / 81%, receiving stats: 26% 35%.
For Veronica, the upcoming match will be the third at the tournament in Doha. Earlier, the Russian eliminated Czech Kreychikova and American Kenin from the draw. Sofia Kenin is ranked 210th in the WTA ranking, and the match with the American lasted one hour and 50 minutes. Weronika won it with a score of 6:2, 7:5. Let’s pay attention to Weronika’s powerful serve, Kudermetova scored 13 aces throughout the match, which is definitely not enough for women’s tennis, especially considering that the duel consisted of two games. Weronika did not commit double faults, she scored 70% on the first serve and 65% on the second. Acceptance statistics: 42% / 45%. For Kudermetova, the current tournament is already the fifth in the season, before that Veronika played two tournaments in Adelaide, the Australian Open and a tournament in Abu Dhabi.
Gauff – Kudermetova: statistics of tennis players in 2023
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Prediction for the match Gauff – Kudermetova
Gauff and Kudermetova did not play each other, the bookies are on the side of the American, but we notice that both girls are on the move and it is very likely that we will have a prolonged match with a tie-break. Both have strong serves, both take well, and it feels like Veronica is a bit underrated. We are looking forward to a tight, drawn-out match where it is quite possible that the outsider will celebrate a victory.
The main prediction is for Kudermetova to win with a handicap (3.5) of 1.73