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Cori Gauff vs Aleksandra Krunic Predictions & Tips - Gauff to show class in the French Open

  • Cori Gauff vs Aleksandra Krunic predictions & tips
  • The French Open first round match is being played on Tuesday
  • Cori Gauff has won 8 of her last 9 matches
  • I am backing Gauff to win in straight sets
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Cori Gauff has won in straight sets in 4 of her last 5 matches (Getty Images)
John Eastwood 31 May 2021
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Cori Gauff vs Aleksandra Krunic Predictions


Cori Gauff is expected to show her class against Aleksandra Krunic at the French Open. The 17-year-old is full of confidence after winning the title in Parma and should win in straight sets.

  • Cori Gauff has won 8 of her last 9 matches.
  • Cori Gauff has won in straight sets in 4 of her last 5 matches.
  • Cori Gauff has won in straight sets in 3 of her last 4 matches against players outside the top 100.
  • Aleksandra Krunic has lost 9 of her last 10 matches against top 50 players on clay courts.
  • Aleksandra Krunic has lost in straight sets in 6 of her last 8 matches against top 50 players on clay courts.

Head to Head


This will be the first match between Cori Gauff and Aleksandra Krunic.

Cori Gauff Stats


Nationality: United States
Age: 17 (13 March 2004)
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 25
Career High: 25 (May 2021)
Career Singles Titles: 2
2021 Singles Titles: 1
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0
French Open Best Result: Second Round (2020)

Cori Gauff Form


Cori Gauff started the clay court swing in Charleston where she reached the quarter-finals, losing 6-3 6-3 to Ons Jabeur on the green clay.

The 17-year-old lost her first match on the red clay in Europe, suffering a 5-7 6-3 6-2 defeat to World No.9 Karolina Pliskova in Madrid.

Gauff has been on fire since then. She reached the semi-finals in Rome, beating Yulia Putintseva, Maria Sakkari and Aryna Sabalenka before a 7-6 6-3 defeat to Iga Swiatek.

Gauff continued that positive form into Parma where she won the title and climbed to a career high World No.25. 

The American beat Kaia Kanepi, Camila Giorgi, Amanda Anisimova and Katerina Siniakova before a dominant 6-1 6-3 win against Qiang Wang in the final.

Aleksandra Krunic Stats


Nationality: Serbia
Age: 29 (15 March 1993)
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 213
Career High: 39 (June 2018)
Career Singles Titles: 1
2021 Singles Titles: 0
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0
French Open Best Result: Second Round (2019)

Aleksandra Krunic Form


Aleksandra Krunic climbed as high as World No.39 in June 2018 after winning in Hertogenbosch. It’s been a slow slide outside the top 200 since then.

The 29-year-old failed to qualify in four straight tournaments before Charleston in May. She met World No.142 Olga Govortsova in the first round, going down 6-3 7-5.

Krunic then failed to qualify for the W100 event in Bonita Springs and the Belgrade Open.

The 5'4" Serbian managed to get into the French Open first round to secure a €60,000 payday. She beat Ludmilla Samsonova, Elena Gabriela Ruse and Olga Govortsova in the qualifiers.

Live Stream


Cori Gauff and Aleksandra Krunic meet in the WTA French Open first round on Tuesday.

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Verdict

Cori Gauff is in career best form. The 17-year-old rising star is expected to show World No.213 Aleksandra Krunic no mercy and win in straight sets.

Best Bet: Cori Gauff 2-0 Set Betting @-243.90 at Unibet - 5 Units
Value Bet: Cori Gauff -6.5 Games Handicap @114.00 at Unibet - 1 Unit

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