On the road to defending last year’s Australian Open title, Osaka will play against Saisai Zheng in the second round on January 21. We offer a prediction for the upcoming match.
Bet and win
Successfully kicked off last year’s Australian Open winner Naomi Osaka at the tournament. In the first round, I managed to cope in two sets with Marie Buzkova (6-2, 6-4).
In the first match, Osaka successfully adapted to the court and coverage, filed with a very high percentage of hits (70%). True, in the second set she clearly tried not to take risks, she did not always go to aggravation when this could be done. As a result, caution led to the chances of the opponent at the reception. In two games, during the second game, difficulties arose in their submission, one game was given to an opponent.
The experienced representative of China, Zheng Saisai in the Australian Open for the last four years, has been able to overcome the barrier of the first round for the second time.
The rivals were Russian tennis player Kalinskaya. The victory with a score of 6-3, 6-2 was fully deserved. From the very first game in the match, Zheng Saisai played aggressively and powerfully, boldly went to aggravation, and served well. Only one breakpoint per match was with an opponent.
I pleasantly surprised Zheng Saisai with her game and is quite capable of not losing Osaka in such a game. Moreover, in two personal meetings between the tennis players, there was no total advantage.
Statistics and personal meetings
- Tennis players in personal meetings exchanged victories.
- In personal meetings, Osaka did not defeat Zheng Saisai with handicap (-6.5) games.
Naomi Osaka vs Saisai Zheng Prediction
In the line of bookmakers for the match, Osaka receives the status of a clear favorite. There are not too many doubts about the final victory of the Japanese tennis player. However, the rival is capable of surprises. More than once, Zheng Saisai surprised in games against rivals from the top 10.
The first-round match showed that the tennis player is well prepared physically, able to play aggressively at the reception and keep her pitch. We offer a prediction for the positive odds of the underdog.
Our prediction is the victory of Zheng Saisai with handicap (+6.5) games