Cincinnati Open 2021: Naomi Osaka vs Coco Gauff Preview; Prediction & Livestream

Published 08/18/2021, 5:03 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 31: Cori Gauff of the United States and Naomi Osaka of Japan speak following their Women’s Singles third round match on day six of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 31, 2019 in Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)


As the players are competing in the Cincinnati Open 2021, American teenager Coco Gauff will take on Japanese star Naomi Osaka in the opening round match. The two players are set to compete for a place in the Round of 16 matches. It promises to be an exciting contest between two amazing baseline players.

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Naomi Osaka vs Coco Gauff: Preview

Japanese talent Naomi Osaka and the teenage sensation Coco Gauff are two of the top players in the women’s section. Especially on the hardcourts, these two bring their best game into play. 

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Although the Japanese talent is not in her best form at the moment, she definitely can tune herself up for any challenge. On the other hand, Gauff has been playing some of the best tennis in her life at the moment. 

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 1, 2021 Coco Gauff of the U.S. in action during her second round match against Russia’s Elena Vesnina REUTERS/Paul Childs

Osaka vs Gauff: Head-to-Head & Prediction

Over the past couple of years, these two athletes have faced each other on two occasions. They manage to bring the best game out of each other. 

They played once during the US Open 2019 and that match was won by the four-time Grand Slam champion Osaka. She gave Gauff just three games during the entire match. 

In the following year, they met again during the Australian Open in Melbourne. However, this time, it was the young American talent who was on the victorious side in straight sets. When they face today, it’ll be the experience of the Japanese that will give her the slight edge. 

Prediction: Naomi Osaka to win in three sets.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Women’s Singles – Round 2 – Ariake Tennis Park – Tokyo, Japan – July 26, 2021. Naomi Osaka of Japan in action during her second round match against Viktorija Golubic of Switzerland REUTERS/Mike Segar

Gauff vs Osaka: Livestream

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In the United States of America, the match will be telecast on the Tennis Channel. In the United Kingdom, the match will be shown on Amazon Prime Video. 

Viewers in Australia and France can catch all the action on beIN Sports. Meanwhile, TVA Sports, DAZN, and TSN are the spots to be watched by fans in Canada. In Central and South America, ESPN will cater to the needs of tennis fans. In China, iQIYI will telecast the match, and fans in Russia can watch the match on Eurosport. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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