French Open Day 9 Women’s Predictions Including Coco Gauff vs Ons Jabeur

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We have reached the fourth round at the French Open. Eight women will compete on Monday for the chance to move on to the quarterfinals. Will Sloane Stephens continue her strong run here? Is Sofia Kenin playing at the level that took her to the final last year? And will Coco Gauff continue to make headlines and set career milestones? Our writers are here to share their thoughts with you about Monday’s French Open matches. Predicting these matches are Steen Kirby, Damian Kust, and Yesh Ginsburg.

French Open Day 9 Women’s Predictions

Sloane Stephens vs Barbora Krejcikova

Steen:
A strong match up of in-form players, Stephens reached the semis of her last tournament and has been strong through three matches. Krejcikova has won eight matches in a row and looks hopeful to make it nine. This should be a quality match.
Prediction: Krejcikova in 3

Damian:
It seems like no matter how her year’s going, Stephens can always bring her best to Paris. The American made her seventh second week here, but will not have an easy time against Krejcikova, who repeated her feat from last year. The Czech is sky-high on confidence at the moment, following a title run at Strasbourg last week. Even if Stephens will be on top of her counterpunching game, this is by no means an easy opponent. Krejcikova is much more steady too.
Prediction: Krejcikova in 3

Yesh:
Sloane Stephens is a former US Open champion and runner-up in Paris. She hasn’t found that form since, but has been getting better and better each match in Paris. Krejcikova, meanwhile, has somewhat quietly become one of the better players on Tour on clay. It’s not quiet anymore after her run here, and this should be a blockbuster match between these two.
Prediction: Stephens in 3

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Sofia Kenin vs Maria Sakkari

Steen:
Kenin 2-1 over Sakkari in the H2H. The American has found a bit of momentum now, though it’s surprising to see her at this stage. I like Sakkari’s game a bit more and she should even up the pair’s record.
Prediction: Sakkari in 3

Damian:
Despite a terrible campaign in 2021 thus far, last year’s runner-up is a different player this fortnight. Kenin’s been playing a more courageous brand of tennis than usual, blasting 48 winners in the third round against Jessica Pegula. Sakkari won’t let her get comfortable in the driver’s seat, though, and will do all she can to be the one taking the initiative. The Greek wasn’t really named among the potential dark horses but with how well she’s doing in Paris, perhaps she should have been.
Prediction: Sakkari in 3

Yesh:
This is a tough matchup for Sakkari even when Kenin isn’t at her best. The American has all the defensive tools to answer Sakkari’s multi-faceted attack. Kenin came into this tournament in poor form, but she’s shown this week why she’s a Major champion. Kenin will keep this up and shouldn’t have too much trouble in the match.
Prediction: Kenin in 2

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Marta Kostyuk vs Iga Swiatek

Steen:
Neither Kostyuk or Swiatek have dropped a set this tournament. Swiatek is of course the defending champion and favorite. She also won Rome leading in and looks set to continue her world class performances on clay.
Prediction: Swiatek in 2

Damian:
It’s been a really dominant campaign from the Ukrainian, who got on top of each of her opponents early and never took her foot off the gas. But in her match against Kontaveit, the defending champion proved that she absolutely has what it takes to fend off a redlining opponent. Swiatek is looking unstoppable at the moment and with her problem-solving abilities improving, this means bad news for Kostyuk.
Prediction: Swiatek in 2

Yesh:
I honestly feel bad for Marta Kostyuk here. The 18-year-old has played the most incredible tennis of her young career this week, and she likely could go further against most opponents in the draw. Unfortunately for her, Iga Swiatek is not most opponents. The Pole has been absolutely dominant in every facet of this tournament, and it’s hard to see anyone beating her right now.
Prediction: Swiatek in 2

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Coco Gauff vs Ons Jabeur

Steen:
It’s the third meeting between these players (H2H is 1-1 with both matches on clay). Both players began this tournament with significant momentum and have carried it into the second week. Gauff’s tennis is close to her best at the moment, though, and she should have an edge.
Prediction: Gauff in 2

Damian:
The Tunisian lost the opening set to Magda Linette but then managed to clean up her game and completely drag the Pole down. Gauff seems like an opponent that is less likely to respond so poorly to rhythm disruptions, she’s also in absolutely stunning form with eight matches won on the spin. Jabeur’s variety can get to everyone but the emotional maturity that the 17-year-old is showcasing should get her through this match.
Prediction: Gauff in 3

Yesh:
Coco Gauff has really impressed me this tournament. I mean, she’s been impressive since her first professional match, really, but something about this French Open stands out. She’s handling both opponents and media with maturity far beyond her years. The young American is fully in the spotlight, and she’s thriving in it. Next up is a test against a player that does all the little things right and just out-works her opponents. Well, at this point no one is simply out-working Gauff on a tennis court.
Prediction: Gauff in 2

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