On May 23, at 12:00 Moscow time, Anisimova will play against Osaka in the central match of the first round of Roland Garros. Will Naomi be able to take revenge from Amanda for the defeat at the Australian Open? Bookmakers believe more in the success of the American.
Anisimova is a 20–year-old American tennis player, the 28th racket of the world. She started the season with a triumph at the tournament in Melbourne-2, and at the Australian Open she reached the 4th round. She also shows good results on the ground: the semifinals in Charleston, the 1/4 finals in Madrid and Rome.
Osaka is a 24–year-old Japanese tennis player, the 38th racket of the world. She started the season well, but she could not defend the title at the Australian Open, losing just to Anisimova in the 3rd round. In Miami, Naomi reached the final, where she lost to Schwentek without a chance: 4-6, 0-6. Of the clay tournaments, she played only in Madrid, receiving a wild card. There she easily beat Potapova, but then miserably lost to Sorribes-Tormo, having also suffered an achilles injury. Because of this injury, the Japanese woman was forced to withdraw from the tournament in Rome, but she managed to recover by Roland Garros.
Personal meeting statistics
The only face-to-face meeting ended with a strong-willed victory of Anisimova: 4-6, 6-3, 7-6. Despite three tight games, the girls made only one break each. It was a third-round match at the Australian Open-2022.
- The semifinal in 2019 is Anisimova's best result at Roland Garros.
- 3rd round (2016, 2018, 2019) – Osaka's best result at Roland Garros.
- In the last three tournaments, Amanda has reached at least 1/4 finals.
- In the last three TBS, Naomi got no further than the third lap.
Forecast from LiveResult.ru
Amanda is in good shape. On the ground, she played 13 matches, won 10 victories and suffered only one defeat in two games. It is difficult to say anything about Osaka's condition, but if she has completely healed the damage, then there is no doubt that she will give battle. We are inclined to an interesting and spectacular confrontation, and it will take place, in our opinion, in an equal and stubborn struggle.