Italian Open 2024: Iga Swiatek vs Coco Gauff preview, head-to-head, prediction ahead of exhilarating semi-final showdown

Top seed Iga Swiatek is all set to face third seed Coco Gauff in the semi-final clash of the Italian Open 2024, which is slated to take place on May 17 in Rome.

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Iga Swiatek vs Coco Gauff preview

Top seed Iga Swiatek is all set to face third seed Coco Gauff in the semi-final clash of the Italian Open 2024, which is slated to take place on May 17 in Rome. Iga commenced her campaign as she defeated Bernarda Pera in the opening round by 6-0, 6-2. Following that, she defeated Yulia Putinseva and Angelique Kerber in the next round to place herself in the quarterfinals.

However, Iga ultimately defeated Madison Keys in the quarterfinals to place herself in the semi-finals. On the other hand, Coco Gauff registered the win over Magdalena Frech and Jaqueline Cristain in the earlier rounds; however, she faced a tough battle against Paula Badosa in the fourth round of the game. Meanwhile, she defeated Qinwen Zheng in the quarterfinal game to make her way to the semifinal.

Meanwhile, Iga recently spoke about when she faced Coco Gauff in his early days. The 22-year-old star was also asked about her thoughts on the prospect of competing against the players in her junior class.

"I think it's fun. I think that's how we create kind of a bigger story sometimes behind these matches. So I like it. It's a challenge. It's interesting I think for the fans, as well. Yeah, for sure there are plenty of players that I played against in juniors. For sure, I'm happy that I'm the one that got to the top of the rankings," Iga Swiatek said in her post-match press conference.

Iga Swiatek vs Coco Gauff prediction

Iga Swiatek heads as the favourite based on her current form and their head-to-head. Notably, Coco Gauff will have a tough challenge against her.

Pick: Iga Swiatek in straight sets.

Match Details

Fixture: (1) Iga Swiatek vs (3) Coco Gauff

Date: Friday, May 17

Time: TBD

Tournament: 2024 Italian Open

Round: Semi-finals

Venue: Foro Italico, Rome, Italy

Category: WTA 1000

Surface: Clay (Outdoor)

Prize Money: $5,509,771

Live Telecast: USA - Tennis Channel | UK - Sky Sports | Canada - TSN & DAZN

Iga Swiatek vs Coco Gauff head-to-head

Iga Swiatek and Coco Gauff have faced off 10 times on the WTA tour with the former comfortably leading their head-to-head 9-1. They last faced off in the group stage of the WTA finals last year with Swiatek sealing a 6-0, 7-5 win.

Iga Swiatek vs Coco Gauff odds

Player Moneyline Handicap Bets Total Games (Over & Under)
Iga Swiatek
Coco Gauff
Iga Swiatek