Anisimova vs Osaka: prediction for the WTA French Open match
Amanda Anisimova surprised many people with her performance at 2019 Roland Garros. Back then, a young player unexpectedly reached the semifinals. However, in 2020 and in 2021 she was not as successful - in 2020 she got eliminated in the third round and in the previous year she was defeated by Veronika Kudermetova in the first round.
This time USA representative has every chance for another impressive run. Amanda is looking great in the current season, winning 20 matches of 28. She recorded ten of these victories on clay courts.
Naomi Osaka is currently only at 38th position in the world rankings. Sometimes she performs well, for example, she reached the final of Miami tournament, but she is not consistent enough.
Japanese player is not looking impressive on clay courts throughout her career and she admits that it is not her favourite surface to play on. In 2022 Naomi participated only in one clay tournament, at Madrid. She was eliminated in the second round by Sorribes Tormo (3:6, 1:6). Osaka withdrew from participating at Rome tournament due to an injury. A former World No. 1 is in a rusty form, so it is hard to expect a successful performance from her.
In each of five latest matches of Osaka no more than nine games were played in the second set
This bet won in four of five latest Anisimova's matches
Here, in Paris, Osaka gets an opportunity to take revenge for an Australian Open defeat to Anisimova. But there are no signs of Osaka's victory. Naomi is not so successful on clay and Japanese player also lacks match practice.
Anisimova, on the other hand, performed successfully in three consecutive clay tournaments, winning ten matches. USA representative should win this match by a comfortable margin.
Our prediction - Anisimova to win the match
Anisimova usually loses focus during matches, which leads to long encounters. In the head-to-head match at Melbourne opponents played three sets and we are expecting the same result today.
Our second bet is on total over 21 games