In what is something of an unlikely semifinal match at the French Open, world No. 23 Cori “Coco” Gauff will face world No. 59 Martina Trevisan. Trevisan emerged from a quarter that contained Top 25 players Ons Jabeur, Maria Sakkari, Emma Raducanu, Angelique Kerber and Leylah Fernandez—in addition to former US Open champion Bianca Andreescu. Meanwhile, Gauff’s quarter included Anett Kontaveit, Victoria Azarenka, Jil Teichmann and Barbora Krejcikova. That just goes to show you the type of chaos that occurred on this side of the bracket.

Gauff is now a -300 favorite to advance to the finals, and is also the player coming into this match after having had the easier quarterfinal, a 7-5, 6-2 win over world No. 64 Sloane Stephens in only an hour and 33 minutes. On the other hand, Trevisan needed two hours and 19 minutes to pull out a 6-2, 6-7 (3), 6-3 win over Fernandez, who is the 17th-ranked player in the world. But fatigue shouldn’t be much of an issue for Trevisan, who had won in straight sets in each of her previous four matches.


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Trevisan comes into this contest on a 10-match winning streak, as she won a title in Morocco leading up to the French Open. The Italian just has a really fun game to watch, and it’s also one that should give Gauff some trouble. While Gauff possesses all the power in the world, and a good set of wheels, Trevisan is going to move her around the court and try to keep her off her game by mixing in some off-speed balls. The 28-year-old has really good control on her shots, so she’ll try to paint some lines and then utilize her drop shot when she gets Gauff moving in the other direction. She’s also just an opportunistic player that will take advantage of any openings that Gauff gives her; there should be quite a few. For as good as Gauff is, she still struggles with unforced errors and occasionally has issues with her serves.

Given the way Trevisan plays the game, it's hard to believe she’ll go down without putting up a big fight. That’s why we believe the best bet on the board on Thursday is for the Italian to win at least one set. These two players actually met at the French Open two years ago, when Trevisan earned a 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 win over Gauff. Of course, the American has improved significantly since then, but has she done enough to go completely the other way and win this match in straight sets? We have our doubts.

The Pick: Trevisan To Win A Set (-130)