Australian Open champion, Naomi Osaka qualifies for second round in Melbourne Park. Osaka will play against Zheng Saisai from China.
The third racket of the world, Naomi Osaka, held one tournament in Brisbane in the new season. I was able to reach the semi-finals by a difficult tournament grid.
In each of the matches in Brisbane, the game has three sets. Sakkari, Kenin, Bertens were in an opponent with Naomi. Passed the test. At the same time, even in three-set matches against Saqqara and Kenin, she won with a handicap (-5.5) of games. In the semifinal game with Plishkova (7-6, 6-7, 2-6) there were chances to win, but Carolina proved her nature.
Nevertheless, the Japanese tennis player is in good shape to Melbourne, held in a board game in Australia.
Chinese tennis player Zheng Saysai took full advantage of the wildcards provided, and we see her in the semifinals.
Zheng Sayzai played two opposing matches at a tournament in Zhuhai. If in the game against Keyes (6-4, 6-2) she acted tactically competently and used the mistakes of her opponent to her advantage, then in the decisive match in the group against Martic there was already a slightly different Zheng Saysai in front of us. The defeat of 4-6, 3-6 allowed the Chinese tennis player to reach the semifinals.
During the match against Martic, it was noticeable that the tennis player went out to play only with the expectation of not losing with a difference of more than five games. This factor markedly constrained the actions of the representative of China.
Statistics and personal meetings
- Zheng Sayzai left the group in Zhuhai only by additional indicators, having lost one match.
Naomi Osaka vs Saisai Zheng Prediction
Naomi Osaka and Zheng Sayzai played with each other twice in the past, both players won 1 time. The most recent match between the two players took place in 2016 at Madrid Masters, where Naomi Osaka won insets in a row.
Zheng Sai Sai is expected to challenge Osaka, but I don’t see the Chinese player have enough to stop the reigning champion. Naomi Osaka looked very good, and I see that she has too much power and accuracy for Zheng Sayzay. I see Osaka winning the sets.