Jennifer Brady vs. Naomi Osaka: another success for Naomi?
Jennifer Brady vs. Naomi Osaka: Prediction for WTA Australian Open (February 20, 2021)
On February 20, Naomi Osaka and Jennifer Brady will fight for a victory at the Australian Open 2021. On the Japanese tennis player’s side is the experience of successful Slam finals. Will it help her? The answer can be found in our prediction.
Jennifer Brady is having the most successful Grand Slam of her career. Back in the last season, the American tennis player made a serious claim for possible success when she managed to reach the semifinals of the US Open. However, then it was Naomi Osaka who prevented Jennifer from reaching the final (7-6, 3-6, 6-3). This time the tennis players will play in the final.
Throughout the tournament, Jennifer Brady looked very convincing and reliable. Only in the last two matches in Melbourne, she gave sets to her rivals Jessica Pegula (4-6, 6-2, 6-1) and Karolina Muchova (6-4, 3-6, 6-4). However, it should be noted that the tournament group was quite comfortable for Jennifer. She never had to play against representatives of the Top-10 on the way to the final.
Jennifer has a powerful first serve and a solid forehand in her arsenal. However, Jennifer does not differ in the accuracy of the hit while making her first serve. On the second serve, the opponents have chances of receiving. In Melbourne, Pegula made four breaks, Muchova took Brady's serve three times. Undoubtedly, Osaka will also have chances while receiving serves.
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Naomi Osaka reached the Grand Slam finals three times in her career. All three attempts were successful for her. Twice the Japanese tennis player managed to win the US Open, and once she celebrated success at the Australian Open. The experience in the upcoming final will clearly be on her side.
On the way to the final, Osaka overcame a very difficult tournament bracket. Already in the first rounds, the Japanese tennis player had experienced tour representatives Pavlyuchenkova, Garcia, Jabeur. With all these tennis players Naomi dealt in two sets. The only time the set was lost in the battle with Muguruza (4-6, 6-4, 7-5). In that meeting, she managed to save two match points.
In the quarterfinals, the third racket of the world did not experience problems with Hsieh Su-Wei (6-2, 6-2), and in the semifinals once again did not allow Serena Williams to come close to her cherished dream and win another title on the Slam (6-3, 6-4).
In Grand Slam tournaments, the experience is of no small importance. After the semifinals, Jennifer Brady admitted that she was very nervous, her hands were shaking. That is why Naomi Osaka has a noticeable advantage over the American player and it is no coincidence that she is the bookmakers’ favorite in the final.
Japanese tennis player went through a more complex tournament bracket and fully demonstrated all her current potential. At the same time, Brady in the last two matches did not look too convincing, giving sets to Pegula and Muchova. We believe that Osaka will win her next title and will do it in two sets.
Our prediction is that Osaka will win with a handicap (-4.5) in sets for 1.78 odds on 1xbet.
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