Badosa vs Gauff: prediction for the WTA Indian Wells match
In two most recent tournaments at New York and Ostrava Paula Badosa failed to win more than one match in the main draw. Looks like Spanish player is out of form now, so we shouldn't expect groundbreaking performance from the Spanish player at the end of the season.
She managed to record a victory over Dayana Yastremska in the first match at Indian Wells, but she had to play three sets to achieve that (6:4, 2:6, 6:2). Badosa lost four games at her serve, but her opponent was not so good too, she made 10 double faults in the match and won only 39% of points at the second serve.
In two most recent tournaments at Cincinnati and at US Open Cori Gauff was beaten in the second round. Young player had a month-long break, after a tournament at New York she didn't play a single match.
In the first match at Indian Wells Gauff played against Garcia. American player failed to remain consistent throughout the whole match, but in the third set she managed to put up a great performance and her opponent was smashed as a result (6:3, 6:7, 6:1). Gauff put up a great performance at her serve, she won 68% of points and made 12 aces.
In three out of four most recent matches of Gauff three sets were played
In four out of six most recent matches of Badosa more than nine games were played in the first set
Both Badosa and Gauff lost one set in the previous round of Indian Wells tournament. But American player was looking better, especially at her serve. We think that Gauff will record a victory in this match.
Our prediction - Gauff to win
At the start of Indian Wells tournament both players had to play three sets. We are expecting another long match in the third round.
Our second bet is on total over 21 games