2020 Australian Open – Coco Gauff vs Sofia Kenin Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Coco Gauff vs Sofia Kenin taking place? Melbourne Park, Melbourne

When is Coco Gauff vs Sofia Kenin on and what time does it start? Sunday 26th January, 2020 – not before 03:30 (UK)

What is the expected weather for Coco Gauff vs Sofia Kenin? Cloudy, 22c

What channel is Coco Gauff vs Sofia Kenin on? The 2020 Australian Open will be televised on Eurosport so it is worth checking their schedule for this specific match

Where can I stream Coco Gauff vs Sofia Kenin in the UK? Sky customers can stream this match on the Sky Go app. Alternatively, the match can be streamed to subscribers of Eurosport Player, either on the official website or as an add-on to an Amazon Prime subscription

Where can I get tickets for Coco Gauff vs Sofia Kenin? Click here to reach the official 2020 Australian Open ticket selection

Who won the last meeting between Coco Gauff and Sofia Kenin? N/A

THE LOWDOWN

COCO GAUFF

  • Coco Gauff’s rise to stardom continues as she comes off a stunning upset win over defending champion Naomi Osaka on Friday and now the 15-year-old faces Sofia Kenin as she looks to move into the quarter-finals.
  • Her 6-3, 6-4 win over Osaka was arguably the story of the tournament so far and Cocomania has gripped Melbourne and she will have plenty of support by the Australian crowd once again.
  • Gauff has never met Kenin in a previous meeting but that will not phase the talented teenager who will be fired up to reach her first ever Grand Slam quarter-final.

SOFIA KENIN

  • 14th seed Sofia Kenin comes into this match with Coco Gauff with little spotlight on her but she has quietly and confidently gone about her business so far winning all three matches in straight sets.
  • Her third-round match against Zhang Shuai was her biggest test in the tournament so far as she edged both sets 7-5, 7-6 and this match against Gauff as well as the atmosphere around the game will be another test for the 21-year-old.
  • Much has been made about Coco Gauff’s lack of experience at this level but Kenin has only ever reached the second round in this tournament in her two previous appearances, while she has only ever reached the fourth round in a Grand Slam once before in the French Open last year.

THE PREDICTION

All the spotlight has been on Coco Gauff ahead of this game following her stunning win against Naomi Osaka in the third round but the 15-year-old is taking it all in her stride. The prodigy continues to defy logic and her confidence levels are rising by the victory. Sofia Kenin will provide a tough test for her but that will not phase Coco. It seems inevitable that eventually her performance levels will drop and she will fail to hit the heights at some stage, but Kenin may find the spotlight even more daunting that Coco. There is every chance that Coco can continue making history and move into the quarter-finals here.

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