Sevastova, Anastasija v Osaka, Naomi 03/01 06:00
TENNIS Brisbane International Women-19Kick Off: 03/01/2019 06:00
"Pressure getting to Osaka"
Anastasija Sevastova is from Latvia, aged 28 and at her highest rank of 11th in the world. Her best surface is clay but still plays well on hard courts with a 21 and 12 record in 2018. She played in this event for the first time last year and made the semi after winning 3 matches. Also in 2018 she made the final in Mallorca in June, then in July she won Bucharest on clay. She also won 5 matches in the US Open before losing to Serena in the semi-final. In October she was also in the final in Beijing, which she lost to Wozniacki.
Naomi Osaka was born in Japan, aged 21 and ranked 5th in the world. She plays her best tennis on hard courts and famously won the US Open last year when Serena Williams had a spectacular melt-down. Osaka is over-rated as everyone remembers this. However they may not know that Osaka lost her last 4 matches of last year in the semi of Beijing and all 3 matches in the Singapore Masters Cup. This may have been the media attention or just tiredness after a long season.
Info: Brisbane, Australia - hard courts.
Head to Head: Sevastova leads 2-1, having won their last 2 matches in Doha and Beijing last year.
Summary: Value for Sevastova at 2.10.
2.10 Sevastova v Osaka 1.83