US Open, 🇺🇸🍎🗽🚕 R1 Preview + Prediction
(6) 🇩🇪 Angelique Kerber vs 🇯🇵 Naomi Osaka
Angelique Kerber begins her title defense at the U.S Open with a potentially difficult first round clash against Japan’s Naomi Osaka on Tuesday. In 2017, Kerber has rarely been able to rediscover the stunning form that saw her win her second Grand Slam title in New York last year. Kerber seems vulnerable heading into this first round clash, especially against a player like Osaka that has the firepower to hit Kerber off the court. It will be interesting to see how Kerber handle’s Osaka’s game in the first career meeting between the pair.
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Rogers Cup, 🇨🇦🍁🏒 R3 Match Preview + Prediction
(1) 🇨🇿 Karolina Pliskova vs (Q) 🇯🇵 Naomi Osaka
Karolina Pliskova made a solid start to her Rogers Cup campaign on Wednesday. Pliskova is competing in her first tournament since becoming the world number 1, Pliskova claimed a 6-3 6-3 victory over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in her first match in Toronto and will now come up against Japanese qualifier, Naomi Osaka in the third round. This will be the first ever match between the pair, it should be an exciting match-up.
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Rogers Cup, 🇨🇦🍁🏒 R2 Match Preview + Prediction
(15) 🇱🇻 Anastasija Sevastova vs (Q) 🇯🇵 Naomi Osaka
Anastasija Sevastova and Naomi Osaka will collide at the second round stage of the Rogers Cup in Toronto in a match-up that will feature an interesting contrast in styles. This will be the first career meeting between Sevastova and Osaka, there is an extreme difference in styles here, Sevastova has great touch and consistency whilst Osaka has extreme power and an explosive game. It will be interesting to see which style wins out in the first match between these two.
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Wimbledon 🇬🇧💂🍓 Day 5, R3 Match Preview:
(10) 🇺🇸 Venus Williams vs 🇯🇵 Naomi Osaka
Venus Williams overcome a real scare against China’s Qiang Wang in the second round. The American will be hoping for a more straightforward affair against Japan’s Naomi Osaka on Friday. However, that is unlikely given how dangerous Osaka can be on this surface. Expect some big hitting in this match-up, there will be little margin for error and little to separate the two.
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Miami Open, 🇺🇸🌴🐬 R2 Match Preview
(3) 🇷🇴 Simona Halep vs 🇯🇵 Naomi Osaka
Simona Halep will begin her Miami Open campaign on Friday when she takes on rising-star Naomi Osaka at the second round stage. Simona Halep is yet to get going in 2017, the Romanian has not won consecutive matches in 2017 and will be desperate to win back-to-back matches to gain some much-needed momentum going forward in season 2017.Naomi Osaka looms as a difficult first round opponent for Halep, Osaka has all the weapons to trouble any opponent on her day. This should be an interesting contest.
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