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Italian Open 2024: Coco Gauff vs Qinwen Zheng preview, head-to-head, prediction, live streaming details

Published at :May 13, 2024 at 5:00 PM
Modified at :May 15, 2024 at 8:02 AM
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Mohammed Fazeel


This will be the first meeting between both players.

Rising talents Coco Gauff and Qinwen Zheng are set for a blockbuster quarter-final showdown at the Italian Open 2024, with a semi-final berth at stake. 3rd seed Gauff showcased her grit, rallying from a set down to outlast Paula Badosa 5-7 6-4 6-1 in a grueling 2-hour, 27-minute battle.

Though plagued by 11 double faults, the American’s serving improvements shone through, claiming 81% of first-serve points.

Chinese sensation Zheng, the Australian Open runner-up, dismantled former major champion Naomi Osaka 6-2 6-4 in clinical fashion, converting all four break-point chances

Coco Gauff vs Qinwen Zheng Match Details

Date: May 15th, Wednesday

Time: 12:00 AM

Venue:  Foro Italico, Rome.

Coco Gauff vs Qinwen Zheng – Preview

Coco Gauff would relish the idea of meeting Iga Swiatek in the semifinals. If the semifinal match comes to pass, it will be a rematch of the 2021 semifinal between the pair. The ten-match head-to-head rivalry between Gauff and Swiatek began in Rome in 2021. Thus far, Gauff has only managed a single win against the Pole in the 2023 Cincinnati semifinal. 

Zheng will be no pushover when she plays Gauff in the last eight. The Chinese player reached the quarterfinals at Rome last year when she was ranked World No. 22. This year, having made the top ten, she is in her second main draw appearance in the Italian WTA 1000 event. 

Gauff has four main draw appearances in Rome under her belt and has made the semifinal at the event in 2021, where she lost to eventual champion Iga Swiatek.

Head-to-head records

Matches – 0

Coco Gauff– 0

Qinwen Zheng – 0

Gauff and Zheng are two of the youngest players and have never played each other before. It will be an intriguing quarterfinal between the two players at the Internazionale BNL d’Italia. 

Where and how to watch the live streaming and TV broadcast of the Italian Open 2024 Quarterfinals between Coco Gauff and Qinwen Zheng in India?

The Coco Gauff – Qinwen Zheng will be available for Indian viewers on the official streaming service of the tour – WTA TV. Tennis TV is another streaming service that is hosting the tournament. 

Prediction

Zheng plays the quarterfinal under the guidance of Gauff’s former coach, Pere Riba. Plenty of rallies can be expected of two of the fittest women in the WTA Tour. Gauff survived a scare against Badosa and is playing short of her potential at the moment. 

In 2024, Gauff is 21-7 in singles, and Zheng is 13-8. Both players are powerful servers, having registered over 100 aces each. Zheng has won 73% of her service games, while Gauff has won 70%. Gauff’s double faults will be a cause for worry. She has made 168 double faults to 88 by Zheng. 

Gauff has larger success in converting breakpoints – 55.5% to 46.5% by Zheng.  

Prediction: Gauff to win in three sets.

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