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Elisabetta Cocciaretto vs Diana Shnaider Prediction, Picks, Odds, H2H, Stats - 6/21/24

Elisabetta Cocciaretto vs Diana Shnaider Prediction, Picks, Odds, H2H, Stats - 6/21/24
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Elisabetta Cocciaretto will play the favorite role when she takes on Diana Shnaider in the quarterfinals of the Birmingham Classic on Friday in the UK.

Only a handful of spots apart in the WTA Rankings, Cocciaretto (44) and Shnaider (49) have earned two straight-set wins to reach the quarters.

Cocciaretto hits the board at -165 to advance to the semifinal, and you can get EJ Garr’s Elisabetta Cocciaretto vs Diana Shnaider prediction featuring odds at +144 below.

The 23-year-old Italian has already taken out the defending champion Jelena Ostapenko in Birmingham, and the 20-year-old Diana Shnaider is 0 – 2 against Cocciaretto while facing the odds of progressing in this WTA250 event. 

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Elisabetta Cocciaretto vs Diana Shnaider Prediction: Italian Looking Strong in the UK

  • Prediction: Cocciaretto -2.5 Games Handicap
  • Best Odds: -111
  • Bookmaker: Pinnacle
  • Stakes: 3/10

Last updated on:  June 21, 2024. Odds may now differ.

Elisabetta Cocciaretto and Diana Shnaider have combined to play 18 matches on this surface, so when you hear the expression anything can happen, that will be the case today in Birmingham.

The Italian arguably won her biggest match on grass in the opening round of this tourney when she dismantled Jelena Ostapenko in straight sets at 3 & 3. Ostapenko carried the 1-seed and her ring from last year’s title run here in Birmingham to the event. That was the first win for Elisabetta against a player ranked inside the top 20 on grass, and then Sloane Stephens was the next victim in the second round. 

Cocciaretto was broken on her first game of the match with Stephens, and that was the only time it would happen as she broke the American twice in each set en route to the victory at 4 & 2,

Diana Shnaider was listed as a +140 underdog against Marie Bouzkova in the second round, and that first set had more breaks than a basket of Kit-Kat bars. Shnaider didn’t put one ace on the board, although her first-serve percentage was outstanding at 81% overall and 86% in the second set.

I think Cocciaretto’s return of serve will be the difference in this match and she will advance to the semifinals for the first time on grass. I’ll take the -2.5 handicap, and expect to see her facing the winner of the Putintseva vs Dolehide affair in the semis this weekend.


Cocciaretto is 7 – 4 on grass in her career, and she has two upset wins in the first two rounds at Birmingham. The Italian was a +300 underdog against Ostapenko and a slight underdog against Stephens, but now she has to play the role of the favorite on grass.

Elisabetta has a relatively disappointing clay swing at 10 – 7, although it did end with a fourth-round showing at the French Open. 


Shnaider is 3 – 4 from 7 matches on the grass in her career but she is still putting up decent numbers this campaign. 

Diana entered 2023 ranked 93rd on the WTA Tour, and now she sits in the 49th position which could improve with an upset win in Birmingham against Cocciaretto.

Shnaider has a tournament win on hardcourts (Hua Hin), and clay (Paris Challenger) this season, and a magical run to this title in Birmingham would bring a nice payday at +1200.


Cocciaretto has defeated Shnaider twice in two meetings.

The Italian first took her out in 2022 on clay in a W25 event in Turkey which went 3 sets.

This past March in Charleston, Cocciaretto and Shnaider met in the Finals and Elisabetta hoisted the hardware at 3 & 2 and took home $115,000 for the effort.


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