Naomi Osaka has just resumed her training after the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic. However, the Japanese sensation didn’t ditch her social media activity.
If I were to IG interview tennis players who would you guys want to see lol
— NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@naomiosaka) May 19, 2020
Naomi is one of few tennis players that can boast a positive record against Serena after she defeated her back to back in 2018 in Indian Wells and in the Us Open final. Naomi and Serena remained in great terms after “that” controversial final in the US. Osaka has recently revealed that she was star struck when she met Serena for the first time, but Serena was as niche as ever to make her feel at ease.
— All Things Serena (@all_serena) May 19, 2020
Naomi has an interesting history with the 16-year-old. The Japanese was extremely graceful when she allowed Coco to have an on-court interview when she demolished her at the last US Open 6-3 6-0. The gesture was greatly appreciated by Coco. However, the young American didn’t miss the chance to have her little revenge at the following Australian Open when she defeated Naomi 6-3 6-4.
Interview Coco! 😍 pic.twitter.com/MgRpS2jNWN
— LaWanda (@lawanda50) May 19, 2020
Naomi Osaka and Roger Federer played once against each other back in 2017 during the always entertaining Hopman Cup in mixed doubles. Roger has never concealed his admiration for the Japanese.
— monika 💯+3 (@fedology) May 19, 2020
Naomi Osaka’s ranking and performance in 2020
Ranked no.10, Osaka played her last match on the 7th of February when she surrendered to Sara Sorribes Tormo 6-0 6-3 in the Rubber 1 of the Fed Cup.
Naomi Osaka’s most significant result of the year was getting to the semi-finals in Brisbane.
Serena Williams’s ranking and performance in 2020
Currently the world no.9, Serena played her last match on the 8th of February when she was overcome by Anastasija Sevastova 7-65 3-6 7-64 in the Rubber 4 of the Fed Cup.
This season Serena Williams has a 8-2 win-loss record. Serena clinched 1 title in Auckland.
Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams played each other 3 times. The head to head is 2-1 for Osaka. The last time that they locked horns, Serena Williams won 6-3 6-4 in the quarter in Toronto (Rogers Cup) in August 2019.
In the following video you can watch the key moments of their match.
Cori Gauff’s ranking and performance in 2020
Currently the world no.52, Cori played her last match on the 26th of January when she was overcome by Sofia Kenin 6-75 6-3 6-0 in the 4th round of the Australian Open.
Roger Federer’s ranking and performance in 2020
At the moment ranked no.4, Roger played his last match on the 30th of January when he lost to Novak Djokovic 7-61 6-4 6-3 in the semifinal of the Australian Open.
Roger Federer’s best result of this season was getting to the semi-finals at the Australian Open.
Naomi Osaka, Cori Gauff
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