May 29, 2022; Paris, France; Coco Gauff (USA) celebrates winning her match against Elise Mertens (BEL) during their match on day eight of the French Open at Stade Roland-Garros. Mandatory Credit: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports
- The quarterfinals of the WTA French Open will begin Tuesday, May 31st
- Coco Gauff and Sloane Stephens will go head-to-head for the second time in their careers
- Continue below for odds, preview, and best bet prediction
We’re down to the final eight for the women at the 2022 French Open. One of the four matches being played will be an all-American matchup between 18-year-old Coco Gauff and 29-year-old Sloane Stephens. Gauff was one of the pre-tournament favorites to win the French Open, among the top five contenders. This Gauff vs Stephens match will take place at 7:15 am EST on Tuesday.
Coco Gauff vs Sloane Stephens French Open Quarterfinal Odds
| Coco Gauff||-3.5 (-110)||-205||Ov 20.5 (-120)|
|Sloane Stephens||+2.5 (-110)||+165||Un 20.5 (+100)|
Odds as of May 30th at DraftKings.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Gauff is the favorite in the French Open odds, but with Stephens having won their lone meeting.
Gauff’s Second French Open Quarterfinal
Gauff has yet to lose a set this year at the tournament, and in her most recent match, during the fourth round of the French Open, she only lost four games.
The 18-year-old went on to defeat Elise Mertens 6-4, 6-0. Mertens was the first seeded player that Gauff went up against, but third-round opponent Kaia Kanepi was an experienced opponent that gave the American a tough go.
Back to Back 🤜🤛
Coco Gauff is into Round 4 at #RolandGarros for a second consecutive year. pic.twitter.com/DuzqmZOgEV
— USTA (@usta) May 27, 2022
With this year’s quarterfinal appearance, Gauff will be making her second straight French Open quarterfinal appearance.
Stephens Is on a Roll
Stephens, who was a runner-up at this tournament in 2018, is playing some of the best tennis she has played in recent time.
Sloane Stephens has won 12 games in a row *twice* during this tournament. #RolandGarros
R2 vs. Cirstea: Trailing 6-3, 2-0 ➡️ 3-6, 6-2, 6-0
R4 vs. Teichmann: Trailing 2-0, 40-15 ➡️ 6-2, 6-0
— Victoria Chiesa (@vrcsports) May 29, 2022
Over the four matches Stephens has played, she’s lost a total two sets, but has upset 26th seed Sorana Cirstea, and 23rd seed Jil Teichmann. It was her most recent match where she defeated Teichmann in straight sets, to earn her spot in her first Grand Slam quarterfinals since 2019.
Second Meeting Between Gauff and Stephens
This will be the second time this all-American matchup will happen. Their first meeting happen at the beginning of the French Open last year, where Stephens won in straight sets. Stephens went on to win 6-4, 6-2.
Gauff vs Stephens Head-to-Head Stats
Gauff vs Stephens Best Bet
Gauff is the favorite heading into this due to her recent form and her record. The 18-year old has won 18 of her 28 matches this season.
Although both players have been playing well on clay, and have had successes at Grand Slams, specifically this one, Sloane is just starting to find her rhythm again, while Gauff is well into her.
We’ll see Gauff come out aggressive and try to put the pressure on Stephens. This is something we’ve seen recently. But Stephens will most likely counter the same. Both players are strong on defense, but always find themselves winning when they’ve stayed on the offense, and were able to dictate the match.
Stephens has been dealing with consistency issues off and on for a bit. She’s definitely playing more consistent at the moment, but in terms of the player we’ll see come out on Tuesday. It’s not a guarantee.
This will be an exciting quarterfinal match, but expect Gauff to come out on top here, and continue her run at the 2022 French Open.
Best Bet: Coco Gauff 2-0 (+110)
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