Anastasija Sevastova vs Naomi Osaka, Toronto R2 Preview

Rogers Cup, ???? R2 Match Preview + Prediction
(15) ?? Anastasija Sevastova vs (Q) ?? Naomi Osaka

Anastasija Sevastova and Naomi Osaka will collide at the second round stage of the Rogers Cup in Toronto in a match-up that will feature an interesting contrast in styles. This will be the first career meeting between Sevastova and Osaka, there is an extreme difference in styles here, Sevastova has great touch and consistency whilst Osaka has extreme power and an explosive game. It will be interesting to see which style wins out in the first match between these two. 

Anastasija Sevastova is having the greatest season of her career. The Latvian wasn’t at her best in her first round match in Toronto, however Sevastova managed to claim a 6-1 4-6 6-3 victory. Naomi Osaka won a couple of matches to come through the qualifying draw in Toronto, in the main draw Osaka came up against Heather Watson on Monday, Osaka was ahead 6-1 4-1 before the Brit retired injured.

I’m going to give Sevastova the edge here. The Latvian has been playing at a very solid level of late and is likely to win in this match-up more often than not. Osaka has the power to hit through Sevastova but Osaka is still very inconsistent throughout matches and can lack the patience and tactical awareness to come past players like Sevastova.

Prediction: Anastasija Sevastova to defeat Naomi Osaka in 2 sets


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