Three-time Grand Slam champion and 3rd-seed Naomi Osaka will have her task cut out when she takes on 27th-seed Ons Jabeur in the third round at the Australian Open 2021. Osaka is playing at a different level and is a strong contender to lift her fourth Major.
- Fixture: Ons Jabeur vs Naomi Osaka
- Date: 12 February 2021
- Tournament: Australian Open 2021
- Round: 3rd Round
- Venue: Melbourne, Australia
- Surface: Outdoor hardcourt
- Prize Money: $165,228 (USD)
Ons Jabeur vs Naomi Osaka: Preview
Talking about the performance in the tournament so far, Jabeur after getting stretched to three sets in the opening round by Andrea Petkovic, came back strongly in the second round. The 26-year old Tunisian sailed past Anna Karolina Schmiedlova in straight sets 6-3, 6-2.
On the other hand, Osaka is yet to lose a set in the tournament. The 23-year old Japanese after breezing past Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the first round, provided a tennis masterclass to Caroline Garcia in the next round by defeating her in straight sets 6-2, 6-3.
Ons Jabeur vs Naomi Osaka: Head-to-Head
First meeting between the two players, so the head-to-head record stands at 0-0.
Ons Jabeur vs Naomi Osaka: Prediction
The brand of tennis Osaka is playing at the moment, she looks unbeatable and this trend will continue in this round too as Jabeur is not expected to provide any sort of trouble to Osaka. Get ready for another masterclass from the girl from Japan.
Match Prediction: Naomi Osaka defeats Ons Jabeur comprehensively in straight sets.