Naomi Osaka is the defending champion of the Australian Open, and she has finished the 2019 on a high note. However, that is not enough for the bookies to consider the Japanese sensation among the top favorites to win the 1st slam of the year in 2020.
Naomi Osaka’s season
Naomi had what she considered a “U shaped” 2019. The former world no.1 started in the best possible way the season after conquering the title in Melbourne and getting to the top of the rankings. However, things started to go south after she fired her coach Sascha Bajin 2 weeks after Melbourne. After encountering a lot of “misery” during the following months, Naomi finally found her best tennis soon after she lost the in the 4th round of the US Open. From that moment, she won 11 consecutive matches to clinch the titles in Osaka and Bejing.
Naomi’s chances to win the Australian Open and Serena Williams
It’s curious to notice that top betting company bet365 right now is not considering Naomi as a top favorite in Melbourne. Instead, Serena Williams is considered to be in pole position to win the 1st slam of the year (6.00) followed by BiancaAndreescu (8.00), Ashleigh Barty (10.00), Simona Halep (11.00) and finally Naomi Osaka (13.00).
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Osaka in Shenzhen, ranking, and results in 2019
Ranked no.3, the Japanese has a 40-11 win-loss record in 2019. The Japanese player her last match in Shenzhen where she ousted Petra Kvitova 7-61 4-6 6-4.
Serena Williams’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.10, the American played her last match on the 7th of September when she had to surrender to Bianca Vanessa Andreescu 6-3 7-5 in the final in U.S. Open.
Serena Williams’s best performance of the present season was getting to the final in at the U.S. Open, Toronto and in Wimbledon.
Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams played each other 3 times. The head to head is 2-1 for Osaka.
The last time that they fought against each other, Serena Williams won 6-3 6-4 in the quarter in Toronto on the 09th August 2019.
Here the highlights.
Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams
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