Adelaide International 2021 Semi-Finals: Coco Gauff v Belinda Bencic Preview, Head-to-Head, Prediction

Published 02/25/2021, 12:30 PM EST
Coco Gauff of the U.S. celebrates during her first round match against Britain’s Johanna Konta REUTERS/Christian Hartmann


It’s time for the semi-finale at the Adelaide International 2021 and fans will see an exciting contest there. Former World No.4 Belinda Bencic will be up against the rising star Coco Gauff. It’ll surely be a thrilling encounter as both the players will aim to earn a ticket to the finale.

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Coco Gauff v Belinda Bencic: Preview

16-year-old Coco Gauff has played phenomenally in the tournament so far. Starting the event as a qualifier, she has won five straight matches. In her last match, she defeated American player Shelby Rogers despite losing the first set. Gauff made an incredible comeback and completely stunned her counterpart.

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Coco Gauff of the United States of America plays a backhand during her Women’s Singles first-round match against Venus Williams. Day one of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 20, 2020, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

On the other hand, Belinda Bencic is in some great form as well. She is yet to lose a set in the tournament and will surely prove to be a big challenge for Gauff. In her last match, she defeated Storm Sanders in straight sets to seal a spot in the semi-finale.

Bencic has served really well in the tournament. She has hit quite a few aces that proved quite nasty for her opponents. Apart from this, she has got an amazing and powerful forehand that often leaves her opponents clueless. Gauff will certainly come prepared for that and will try to engage in long rallies- an area where Bencic hasn’t done that well in the past.

Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic in action during her second-round match against Russia’s Svetlana Kuznetsova REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Coco Gauff v Belinda Bencic: Head-to-Head

The two players haven’t played any professional tennis match before this anywhere. It will be their first face-off at the WTA 500 Adelaide International 2021 tomorrow.

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Gauff v Bencic: Prediction

Although Gauff has played some exceptional tennis, she lacks the experience to play under pressure. It is like a pattern that she fails to keep her nerves calm in crucial matches and gives away free points to her opponents.

Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic in action during her second-round match against Russia’s Svetlana Kuznetsova REUTERS/Loren Elliott

On the other hand, Bencic is in some good form and will like to continue her great momentum. She will surely begin as the favorite in the match and will hope to end the match quickly.

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Fans certainly have huge expectations from both the players. Will Bencic advance to yet another finale or will Gauff prove that she has learned to handle the pressure of the big games?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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