French Open 2021 Day 9: Women’s Schedule and Prediction for Iga Swiatek, Coco Gauff, Sofia Kenin, and Others

Published 06/06/2021, 7:06 AM EDT
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – Poland’s Iga Swiatek and Sofia Kenin of the U.S. tap rackets at the net after the French Open final. REUTERS/Charles Platiau


The French Open 2021 has successfully completed its first week with quite a few thrilling matches. However, fans are even more excited about the second week as the tournament will witness its pre-quarters from here on. There will be a couple of young stars on the women’s side like Iga Swiatek, Coco Gauff, Sofia Kenin, and others who will be in action tomorrow.

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Fans have already witnessed quite a few upsets, especially on the women’s side. Till now, seven out of the top 10 WTA players have been eliminated from the tournament and thus, it’ll be intriguing to see who will win the French Open 2021.

Coco Gauff v Ons Jabeur

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Coco Gauff got a little lucky as she enjoyed a walkover in her last match against Jennifer Brady. However, the 17-year-old has played amazingly well at the tournament nonetheless and is yet to lose a set in the tournament. In all likelihood, she could very well have trumped Brady had her compatriot completed the match.

Jabeur also has been really good at the French Open 2021 as she made an incredible comeback against Magda Linette in her last match.

Tennis – WTA Premier 5 – Italian Open – Foro Italico, Rome, Italy – May 13, 2021. Cori Gauff of the U.S. celebrates winning her third-round match against Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

In the pair’s head-to-head, Gauff leads the battle 2-1 as of now. The two have faced each other twice on clay before and have managed to win one match each. In their last encounter at the Charleston Open 2021, Jabeur crushed Gauff in straight sets.

Prediction: Coco Gauff to win in three sets

Iga Swiatek v Marta Kostyuk

This year’s defending champion, Iga Swiatek, is right now on a 10-match winning streak. Interestingly, she has won 20 straight sets at the French Open and has managed to bagel her opponents twice at Roland Garros 2021 so far. However, the Polish player can face some trouble from Kostyuk who too hasn’t dropped a single set at the tournament.

In addition, she thrashed 2-time Grand Slam champion, Garbine Muguruza, in the first round of the tournament.

Tennis – WTA Premier 5 – Italian Open – Foro Italico, Rome, Italy – May 16, 2021. Poland’s Iga Swiatek reacts during her final match against Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

The two haven’t faced each other on tour before. Thus, it’ll be the first time that two players will cross their paths at the French Open 2021.

Prediction: Iga Swiatek to win in straight sets

Sofia Kenin v Maria Sakkari

This will probably be the most fascinating match that fans will witness tomorrow. Last year’s runner-up, Sofia Kenin, has performed really well after getting off to a poor start this season. Although she has had some tough matches, she managed to find a way to win.

On the other hand, Sakkari has had a comfortable journey at Roland Garros this year. She recently defeated Elise Mertens to seal her spot in the pre-quarters.

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Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 3, 2021. Sofia Kenin of the U.S. during her second-round match against Hailey Baptiste of the U.S. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Currently, it is Kenin who leads the head-to-head battle at 2-1. However, it was Sakkari who recently stunned Kenin by beating her at the Abu Dhabi Open 2021.

Prediction: Sofia Kenin to win in three sets

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Thus, day 9 will be quite exhilarating for fans as they’ll get four of their quarter-finalists. Will Iga Swiatek be able to defend her title in Paris this year?

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