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Elina Svitolina vs Coco Gauff Live Stream, Predictions & Tips - Gauff to pull off Australian Open upset?

  • Elina Svitolina vs Coco Gauff preview and predictions for Thursday’s Australian Open match.
  • The match is being played at Melbourne Park at 08.00 GMT
  • Svitolina’s last six Grand Slam defeats have been in straight sets to more aggressive players
  • I am backing sixteen-year-old Gauff for another sensational upset win
  • Match preview, predictions and live stream information.
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Coco Gauff can upset Elina Svitolina at the Australian Open (Getty Images)
Hannah Wilks 10 Feb 2021
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Elina Svitolina vs Coco Gauff Predictions


Coco Gauff made her name by upsetting Venus Williams at Wimbledon and went on to beat Naomi Osaka, then the defending champion, at last year’s Australian Open.

The 16-year-old breezed past Jil Teichmann in the first round while fifth seed Svitolina had a tougher time against Marie Bouzkova, and Svitolina tends to be vulnerable to more aggressive players at Grand Slams especially.

  • Gauff is 2-2 vs top-10 players
  • The teenager served eight aces and only three double faults against Teichmann
  • Svitolina’s last six Grand Slam defeats came in straight sets and in 18 games or fewer
  • The fifth seed had to battle for two hours to beat Bouzkova in the first round

Head to Head


This will be the first meeting between Elina Svitolina and Coco Gauff

Elina Svitolina Stats


Nationality: Ukraine
Age: 26 (12 September 1994)
Height: 5’9” (174cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 5
Career High: 3 (September 2017)
Career WTA Singles Titles: 9
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 15
2021 Titles: 0
Australian Open Best Result: QF (2018-19)

Elina Svitolina Form


Fifth seed Svitolina is 6-2 in 2021 after making the quarterfinals of Abu Dhabi and the Gippsland Trophy last week. The world no. 5 defeated Bouzkova 6-3, 7-6(5) in the first round for her sixth victory of the season.

It took Svitolina two hours to beat Bouzkova, which is much longer than some of the other top seeds spent on court. The Ukrainian player hit one fewer winner than her opponent for the same amount of unforced errors.

Svitolina has a pattern of one-sided defeats at Grand Slams to more aggressive players and could be at risk of the same treatment at Gauff’s hands.

Coco Gauff Stats


Nationality: USA
Age: 16 (3 March 2004)
Height: 5’9” (175cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 48
Career High: 47 (October 2020)
Career WTA Singles Titles: 1
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0
2021 Titles: 0
Australian Open Best Result: R16 (2020)

Coco Gauff Form


Gauff made a strong start to her 2020 season when she ousted defending champion Osaka to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open. The American teenager struggled to get her momentum back after the sport shut down, and she was 2-2 coming into this tournament, having been defeated by Maria Sakkari and Katie Boulter in Abu Dhabi and Melbourne respectively.

Facing Jil Teichmann in the first round, Gauff impressed. The Swiss player had given Gauff a very hard time last week, but this time Gauff served much better, played more aggressively and won 6-3, 6-2.
Gauff struggled with double faults last year, but kept her serve under control vs Teichmann. She converted every break point she faced and won 34 of 39 points behind her first serve.

Live Stream


Elina Svitolina and Coco Gauff meet in the second round of the Australian Open on Thursday 11  February.

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Verdict

Gauff is an extremely impressive young player with big weapons and nothing to lose, which could be a recipe for disaster for Svitolina. As good as the fifth seed is, she often finds matches slipping away from her quickly especially when playing more powerful opponents at Grand Slams.


Best Bet: Under 21.5 games Total Games 2-Way @-125.00 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Value Bet: Gauff to Win Winner @150.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
Correct Score: Gauff 2-0 Set Betting @300.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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