Two of the best American tennis players will meet at Arthur Ashe Stadium for the second round of the US Open 2021, teenage sensation Cori “Coco” Gauff and 2017 champion, Sloane Stephens. Here, check out everything there’s to know about this tennis match such as the preview, information, predictions, odds and how to watch it in the US.
Gauff has been one of the most marketed young players of the WTA Tour. It didn’t hurt that her debut in Wimbledon was as a 15-year old against Venus Williams. Since then, Gauff has consistently appeared in the biggest tournament, even winning 2 WTA Titles and being the youngest player ranked in the top 100 (No. 23).
On the other hand, 2017 champion Sloane Stephens is a well known player, who was first called one of the successors of Serena Williams. While she has been struggling this season, her record is 3-3 in hard courts, she’s still one of the quickest players in the tour. Also, she just won Madison Keys in the 2017 final rematch, so that certainly will help her confidence against the teen prodigy.
Sloane Stephens vs Cori Gauff: Match Information
Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2021.
Time: 7:00 PM (estimated)
Location: Arthur Ashe Stadium, Billie Jean King Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows.
Sloane Stephens vs Cori Gauff: Time by state in the US
ET: 7:00 PM
CT: 6:00 PM
MT: 5:00 AM
PT: 4:00 AM
Sloane Stephens vs Cori Gauff: Head-to-head and storylines
Stephens and Gauff have never faced each other on the WTA Tour. However, they do know each other well, as Stephens explained in her first round post match interview. “I call her Cocofina, and I have known her since she was like 8, I want to say,” Stephens said. “I’ve seen her game like, me, I feel so old because I have actually like grown up and seen her play and practice and stuff. I think the evolution of her game has been really awesome.”
How to watch or live stream Sloane Stephens vs Cori Gauff in the US
The match between Sloane Stephens and Cori Gauff to be played on Wednesday, September 31 at the Arthur Ashe Stadium for the second round of the US Open 2021 will be broadcasted in the US by ESPN.
Sloane Stephens vs Cori Gauff: Odds and predictions
Oddsmakers in the US had already made their predictions for this game. According to FanDuel, Cori Gauff is the favorite with odds of -255, while Sloane Stephens has odds of +205. However, Stephens, if she has a good day, is perfectly capable of winning against Gauff.
*Odds by FanDuel