On Friday, world No. 23 Cori “Coco” Gauff will face world No. 46 Kaia Kanepi for a spot in the round of 16 at Roland Garros. The American has already matched her career-best performance in this tournament, as she also made it to the third round of this event back in 2020. Now, the 18-year-old will look to inch forward in a match-up that should be a fun watch. Kanepi might not be seeded in this tournament, but she is no stranger to big upsets at majors. In fact, she eliminated world No. 10 Garbine Muguruza, the 2016 French Open champion, just a few days ago.
Gauff has put together a solid run of results at some of the bigger clay-court events of the 2022 season, winning two matches in both Madrid and Rome (where she was ultimately defeated by world No. 19 Simona Halep and world No. 3 Maria Sakkari, respectively). And she comes in as the favorite to win this match, with DraftKings having her listed at -220,