Nature Valley Open, Nottingham SF Prediction
?? (1) Ashleigh Barty vs. ?? (3) Naomi Osaka
I’m going to side with Barty here. Firstly and most importantly, the surface favours Barty. The Aussie loves grass, her game is built for this surface. Osaka has limited experience on grass and I don’t think she has mastered her game on the surface just yet. Barty is the more consistent and reliable of the two with a more versatile game. Barty’s ability to disrupt the rhythm of powerful hitters should be on display in this match-up, especially on a grass court.