Cori Gauff is about to face Tsvetana Pironkova in the first round in Charleston. This will be a completely new experience for the American teenager who has never played in South Carolina before and has never faced her upcoming opponent.
Who it Tsvetana Pironkova?
Coco’s upcoming opponent has an interesting story. Pironkova is 33 years old and she already has a child. She gave birth to her son in April 2018 to completely miss the seasons in 2018 and 2019. Nevertheless, she had an incredible comeback in 2020 when she reached the quarterfinals at the US Open in her comeback tournament. Pironkova defeated Garbine Muguruza on the way, and she lost only in three sets to Serena Williams in New York.
Pironkova won only one tournament in her career in Sydney back in 2014 when she defeated Angelique Kerber 6-4 6-4 in the final.
Pironkova has been struggling a bit in 2021 with her results. She has an 8-3 win-loss record so far her best result was reaching the third round in a warm-up event in Melbourne right before the slam. Nevertheless, she still has a great game. In Miami, she reached the second round starting from the qualifications and she lost to Aryna Sabalenka after a huge fight 0-6 6-3 7-6.
Right before the 2017 Wimbledon Championships, Pironkova launched her own clothing and lifestyle brand, Pironetic.
Just like a Coco Gauff, Pironkova has never played in Charleston so far.
Tsvetana Pironkova in 2021
At the moment, during this season the Bulgarian owns an overall 8-3 record.
Cori Gauff in 2021
This year the American has managed to achieve a compiled 11-6 win-loss record. Cori Gauff’s best result of the present year was reaching the semifinal in Adelaide.