Coco Gauff vs Marta Kostyuk: 2024 Australian Open - Preview & Prediction

Coco Gauff vs Marta Kostyuk: 2024 Australian Open - Preview & Prediction

by Zachary Wimer

Coco Gauff is one of the two main favorites to win the 2024 Australian Open, but will Marta Kostyuk think about that in their quarterfinal match?

Kostyuk has been an interesting tennis case to observe recently, as the Ukrainian has played pretty solid tennis. Her talent has been known for a while, but in the last year or so, consistency started to show up.

She's an aggressive baseliner who needs consistency to succeed, so it's good to see things working well in Melbourne. When it comes to Gauff, what can you even add now?

Since winning the US Open last year, the American is widely considered among the world's Top 3 or 4 players. Her level has been spectacular, as she has won most matches since then.

Yes, she did lose to Iga Swiatek twice and also to Jessica Pegula, but she's 9-0 this year with a trophy in hand. Most of those wins were easy, so there is a reason why she's the favorite according to many.


The American is the huge favorite against Kostyuk as well, despite their only match so far being a pretty close affair. It happened in Adelaide in 2022, and Gauff won in three sets. This one promises to be quite exciting as well because Kostyuk can hurt Gauff, but only under the right circumstances.

Coco Gauff Marta Kostyuk
1 H2H 0
4 Rank 37
19 Age 21
9-0 2024 W/L 7-2
180-82 Career W/L 183-110


Overall. the American should have the upper hand because her athleticism is the perfect antidote to Kostyuk's aggressive play. She has the speed to counter many balls and bait errors from the Ukranian.

Outhitting her from the baseline seems rather unlikely, so that wouldn't be a good idea. The serve will be crucial as the slower second will be attacked relentlessly, and that could be troublesome. Overall, a decent showing from Gauff should get it done.

Prediction: Coco Gauff to win in three sets.


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