Cori Gauff (USA) vs Sloane Stephens (USA)
31st May 2022
Americans Cori “Coco” Gauff and Sloane Stephens meet in the quarterfinal of the French Open. Both players have been imperious in Paris with Gauff progressing to this stage without dropping a set. The pair have met once; at last year’s US open where Stephens won in straight sets.Get Your Welcome Bonus!
Last year Coco reached her first grand slam quarterfinal at Roland Garros before losing to eventual champion Barbara Krejcikova. This year, the 19-year-old has returned to the red clay and swept aside all opposition so far in straight sets. In her 6-4, 6-0 win over 31st seed Elise Martens, the 18th seed recorded a 71% first serve percentage and a 72% win percentage on her 1st serve. She won 64 points to Martens’ 42 points. She also won 6/11 break points t dominate the Belgian.
The 2018 French Open finalist is a talented player whose career has been blighted by injuries and inconsistent form. In 2017 she became the lowest-ranked winner of the US open. After arriving at the French Open without a win on clay, unseeded Stephens has brushed aside most of her opposition. After a shaky start, she has consolidated as seen in her 6-2, 6-0 dismissal of in-form 23rd seed Jil Teichmann with laudable stats that include 61 points to her opponent’s 30 points and 6/9 breakpoints.
Expert Betting Tips
Betting on Sloane Stephens is quite unpredictable because of the player’s inconsistency. Her stats on clay indicates a likeness to the surface but she arrived Roland Garros after an abysmal clay court season winning no match. Cori Gauff will be hoping to get revenge after her loss to her compatriot on the hard courts of New York. Her victory over Elise Mertens and decent clay court season have influenced her favourite status for this match. One may be tempted to bet on Stephens for value but we advise sticking with Gauff at 1.51 odds. She looks like she won’t let this slip, even if it takes 3 sets.
- W1 for 1.51
- Both to win at least one set for 2.32
- Correct score 2-1 for 4.00