Indian Wells 2023: Coco Gauff vs Rebecca Peterson: Preview, Head-to-Head, and Prediction


6th seed Coco Gauff faces Swedish qualifier Rebecca Peterson in the round of 16 of the 2023 Indian Wells on Monday.

Coco Gauff (Twitter)

Coco Gauff

The talented American youngster has been in fine form this year and she has breezed into the round of 16 in Indian Wells with a couple of comprehensive victories.

After receiving a first-round bye, Gauff eased past Cristina Bucsa, winning the match in straight sets 6-2, 6-4. Gauff converted 4 out of 5 break points in the encounter. The 19-year-old followed it up with another scintillating performance against the talented Linda Noskova. Gauff won the match 6-4, 6-3, smashing 7 aces and having a win percentage of 88 on the first serve. Gauff converted 3 out of 5 break points while Noskova failed to break her serve throughout the match.

Rebecca Peterson

The 27-year-old finished runner-up in the Merida Open last month and has continued with her good form in Indian Wells. In the two qualifying matches, Peterson got the better of Simona Waltert and Caroline Dolehide in straight sets. She followed it up with a hard-fought win against the impressive Marta Kostyuk in the round of 128. The match ended 7-5, 5-7, 7-5 in favor of Peterson.

Rebecca Peterson

The world No. 103 was leading 3-0 against Zhang Shuai in the first set of the round of 64 when the Chinese veteran retired. In the round of 32, Peterson bounced back from a set down to beat Jil Teichmann 3-6, 6-3, 6-1. Peterson smashed 7 aces and converted 7 out of 12 break points in the match.

Head-to-Head and Prediction

Rebecca Peterson has a 1-0 lead in the head-to-head scoreline against Coco Gauff. This win for Peterson came in an ITF event in the USA in 2019. The Swedish player won 6-2, 6-1.

Prediction: Coco Gauff to win in straight sets.

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