The 2018 US Open champion has made it to the last 16 of the slam this year too. She has survived three-setter matches twice on her way to round 4. While Anett Kontaveit is seeking a spot in her second quarter-final of the year.
Naomi Osaka vs Anett Kontaveit: Preview
Naomi Osaka is struggling due to a hamstring injury. She has played three-setters against fellow Japanese Misaki Doi. The second round was easier against Camila Giorgi. But Osaka had to fight another three-setter against Marta Kostyuk.
Osaka will play Annet Kontaveit, who had a close encounter with the Estonian at Cincinnati Open. While Osaka is struggling with a hamstring injury the Estonian could take advantage. The young 24-year-old is coached by Nigel Sears. She made her first major quarterfinal at the Australian Open in 2020 and returned post-halt to reach finals in Palermo.
Naomi Osaka vs Anett Kontaveit: Head to Head
Naomi Osaka has always had an upper hand against Kontaveit. Osaka has won all four encounters against the Estonian. They last played at the Western and Southern Open, where Osaka won 4-6, 6-2, 7-5.
The fifth encounter at the Arthur Ashe is expected to have close competition. Reaching the final 16, both players will try to level up their game. Kontaveit has won her last encounter in straight sets and her match against Osaka will require her to be at her best.
Naomi Osaka vs Annet Kontaveit: Prediction
The upcoming match could have Osaka win but only in three sets. Kontaveit wil give her a tough competition with her powerful serve and coonsistent ground strokes.
Match Prediction: Naomi Osaka wins in three sets