Naomi Osaka and Saisai Zheng will clash against each other in the 2nd round of the Australian Open for the 2nd time of their career. They are scheduled to play on Wednesday at 11 am on the Margaret Court Arena. In the following lines you can find the head to head analysis and the prediction.

Prediction, odds and who is the favorite

The pick for Tennis Tonic is Naomi Osaka that should win in 2 sets.

See updated oddsRegarding the initial odds of bet365, Naomi Osaka is the pick to win this match.
Naomi Osaka -> 1.12
Saisai Zheng -> 6.00

 

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Prediction and head to head Naomi Osaka vs. Saisai Zheng

Head 2 Head

Win Loss
2020 2019 2018
0 - 0
0 - 0

This will be the 2nd time that Naomi Osaka and Saisai Zheng fight against each other. The head to head is 1-0 for Osaka (see full H2H stats), but they have never played each other on hard.

The last time that they squared off, Osaka won 6-4 7-63 in the qualifications in Madrid back in 2016.

Naomi Osaka

Ranked no. 4, the Japanese reached the qualifications after beating Marie Bouzkova 6-2 6-4.

In the 1st round, Naomi had a good straight sets win against Bouzkova (6-2 6-4). During the match Osaka scored 64 points vs Bouzkova’s 49. The Japanese was extremely aggressive to blast 29 winners.

Talking about serving, Osaka blasted 7 aces and she committed only 2 double faults. Overall, Naomi Osaka was extremely effective on serve to win 74% (29/39) of her 1st serve and 53% (9/17) on the second serve. However, this didn’t prevent her to concede the serve once. The Japanese broke Bouzkova 4 times after converting 44% of her break points (4/9).

Osaka has a negative win-loss record in the last 7 years having won 30% of her matches (502-213). 4-1 on hard in 2020. Talking about her performance on the same surface of this competition, Osaka has a 156-89 record in the last 7 years on hard.

The Japanese’s best result of the current year was reaching the semi-finals in Brisbane.

Osaka has a 4-1 win-loss record in 2020, 4-1 on hard (See FULL STATS).

Last year at the Australian Open

The Japanese won the title last year in Melbourne after ousting Petra Kvitova 7-62 5-7 6-4.

Saisai Zheng

Ranked no. 42, the Chinese got to the qualifications after defeating Anna Kalinskaya 6-3 6-2.

In the 1st round, The Chinese had a good straight sets win against Kalinskaya (6-3 6-2). During the match Zheng scored 60 points vs Kalinskaya’s 39. Saisai was extremely aggressive to blast 27 winners.

Talking about serving, Zheng blasted 6 aces and she was extremely solid in conceding no double faults for the entire match. Overall, Saisai Zheng was extremely effective on serve to win 77% (27/35) of her 1st serve and 55% (6/11) on the second serve. However, this didn’t prevent her to concede the serve once. The Chinese broke Kalinskaya 4 times after converting 33% of her break points (4/12).

Zheng has a winning win-loss record in the last 10 years having won 53% of her matches (624-559). 1-1 on hard in 2020. In connection with her performance on the same surface of this event, Zheng has a 126-142 record in the last 10 years on hard.

Saisai has a 1-1 win-loss record in 2020, 1-1 on hard (See FULL STATS).

Last year at the Australian Open

Zheng lost in the 1st round 6-2 6-3 to Garbine Muguruza.

Live score

Follow the live score and result of this match as soon as it starts

1st
Osaka
Zheng
6-2
6
2
5
2
4
2
3
2
2
2
2
1
2
0
1
0
2nd
Osaka
Zheng
6-4
6
4
5
4
4
4
3
4
2
4
2
3
2
2
1
2
1
1
1
0
2nd
Osaka 6-4
Osaka
Zheng
6
4
5
4
4
4
3
4
2
4
2
3
2
2
1
2
1
1
1
0
Serves
OsakaZheng
6
4
15
0
15
15
30
15
40
15
OsakaZheng
5
4
0
15
15
15
30
15
40
15
OsakaZheng
4
4
15
0
30
0
40
0
OsakaZheng
3
4
15
0
15
15
30
15
40
15
OsakaZheng
2
4
0
15
0
30
0
40
OsakaZheng
2
3
0
15
15
15
15
30
15
40
OsakaZheng
2
2
15
0
30
0
30
15
40
15
OsakaZheng
1
2
0
15
0
30
15
30
30
30
30
40
40
40
40
A
40
40
40
A
OsakaZheng
1
1
0
15
0
30
15
30
30
30
40
30
40
40
40
A
40
40
40
A
OsakaZheng
1
0
0
15
15
15
15
30
15
40
30
40
40
40
A
40
1st
Osaka 6-2
Osaka
Zheng
6
2
5
2
4
2
3
2
2
2
2
1
2
0
1
0
Serves
OsakaZheng
6
2
15
0
30
0
40
0
40
15
40
30
40
40
A
40
OsakaZheng
5
2
15
0
15
15
30
15
40
15
40
30
OsakaZheng
4
2
15
0
30
0
30
15
30
30
40
30
OsakaZheng
3
2
15
0
30
0
40
0
OsakaZheng
2
2
15
0
15
15
15
30
15
40
OsakaZheng
2
1
0
15
0
30
15
30
15
40
OsakaZheng
2
0
15
0
30
0
40
0
40
15
40
30
OsakaZheng
1
0
15
0
15
15
15
30
30
30
40
30

H2H Performance in the tournament

Matches, sets, games and points

Points Osaka Zheng
Match played 1 1
Tot Set 2 2
Tot Games 18 17
Pts 64-49 60-39
Total Points 113 99
Winners 29 27
%Winners 45% 45%

Both Osaka and Zheng played 1 matche. Both players have not conceded a single set in this event so far. Talking about their workload, Osaka and Zheng have played the same amount of sets 2. However, Osaka played 1 games more than Zheng. The Japanese scored 29 winners (45% on total points). On the other side, Zheng blasted 27 winners (45%).

Serve Performance

Serve Osaka Zheng
Aces 7 6
Avg per match 7 6
1st in 39/56 35/46
%1st in 70% 76%
1st pts 29/39 27/35
%1st pts 74% 77%
2nd pts 9/17 6/11
%2nd pts 53% 55%

Osaka blasted 7 aces (7 per match). Zheng blasted 6 aces (6 per match). Osaka won 74% points behind her first serve. She had a solid display on her second serve to win 53% of the points. On the other side, Zheng won 77% points on her first serve. She had a solid display on her second serve to win 55% of the points.

How they played the important points

Breaks Osaka Zheng
Won 4 4
Converted 4/9 4/12
% Converted 44% 33%
Conceded 6 1
Saved 5 0
% Saved 83% 0%
Times Broken 1 1

The Japanese broke her opponent 4 times with 44% conversion rate. The Japanese conceded her serve once and she saved 83% of the break points that she conceded. Saisai broke her opponent 4 times with 33% conversion rate. Saisai conceded her serve once and she saved 0% of the break points that she conceded.

Osaka
R1
Bouzkova
Total
Score 6-2 6-4
Tot Set 2 2
Tot Games 18 18
pts 64-49 64-49
Total points 113 113
Winners 29 29
%Winners 45% 45%
SERVE
Aces 7 7
Double Faults 2 2
1st in 39/56 39/56
% 1st in 70% 70%
1st pts 29/39 29/39
% 1st pts 74% 74%
2nd pts 9/17 9/17
% 2nd pts 53% 53%
Breaks
Won 4 4
Converted 4/9 4/9
Converted % 44% 44%
Conceded 6 6
Saved 5 5
Saved % 17% 17%
Times Broken 1 1
Zheng
R1
Kalinskaya
Total
Score 6-3 6-2
Tot Set 2 2
Tot Games 17 17
pts 60-39 60-39
Total points 99 99
Winners 27 27
%Winners 45% 45%
SERVE
Aces 6 6
Double Faults 0 0
1st in 35/46 35/46
% 1st in 76% 76%
1st pts 27/35 27/35
% 1st pts 77% 77%
2nd pts 6/11 6/11
% 2nd pts 55% 55%
Breaks
Won 4 4
Converted 4/12 4/12
Converted % 33% 33%
Conceded 1 1
Saved 0 0
Saved % 100% 100%
Times Broken 1 1

Head 2 Head

Win Loss
Osaka
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Zheng
WWWLLWWLWL
2020 2019 2018
5 - 3
6 - 4
5-2
Hard
6-4

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