Second seed Naomi Osaka of Japan will be up against Romanian Ana Bogdan in the second round of the French Open 2021. Osaka is ranked 2nd in the world while Bogdan is the World No.102.
|Tournament||French Open 2021|
|Match||Naomi Osaka vs Ana Bogdan|
|Date||June 2, 2021|
Naomi Osaka vs Ana Bogdan: Preview
Amidst all the controversies surrounding Naomi Osaka, she didn’t let any of those affect her game in the first round. She was determined has ever over her straight sets victory over Patricia Maria Tig 6-4,7-6(4).
Osaka usually isn’t comfortable on Clay due to her restrictive movement but she countered Tig with her aggressive gamestyle. She was aiming to keep the rallies short and tried to go for a winner on the return of serve. The Japanese has managed to answer her critics with her racket and she would hope to continue it further too.
She will face yet another Romanian, Ana Bogdan. Bogadan hasn’t been in the best of form this Clay season but managed a good straight sets victory over Italian Qualifier Elisabetta Cocciaretto 6-1,6-3. The Romanian loves playing on Clay and has better movement on the dirt than Osaka but lacks groundstrokes.
Naomi Osaka vs Ana Bogdan: Head-to-Head
This will be the first meeting between the duo. The two haven’t met on tour yet and hence the H2H stands deadlock at 0-0.
Naomi Osaka vs Ana Bogdan: Prediction
After her win, Osaka was fined $15,000 for not attending the press conference and she would not want the things that are happening off the court dictate her match result. She will have an upper hand going into the match given her big match temperament and newly found power game.
Bogdan will have to back her movement and will have to hit clean winners if she wants to trouble the 4-time grand slam champion. Expect Bogdan to challenge Osaka but the Japanese coming out the winner.
Prediction: Osaka to win in straight sets.