Ranked no.4, Naomi is aiming at winning her 2nd consecutive slam after the well-known triumph at the last US Open. The Japanese had a good pre-season, and she has recently reached the semifinal in Brisbane where she lost in straight sets to Lesya Tsurenko. Later, Naomi decided to skip Sydney to fine-tune her training for the Australian Open.
Ranked no.86, the Pole is on a 3-2 win-loss record in 2019 after she lost in the 1st round in Shenzhen and she qualified to the main draw in Hobart.
H2H Naomi Osaka vs. Magda Linette
This is the second time that Naomi and Magda play each other. Interesting enough it’s the Linette that leads Osaka 1-0 in head to head matches after she defeated Naomi at the Citi Open in Washington last year 6-2 3-6 6-3.