The 22 year old Naomi Osaka will take on her Ukrainian counterpart and 18 year old Marta Kostyuk, who is playing in the main draw of the US Open for the very first time. The third round match will be played on Friday.
The 2018 US Open Champion Osaka and currently the fourth seed of the tournament seems to be in fine form looking at her win against Camila Giorgi in the previous round by straight sets 6-1, 6-2. She was looking quite comfortable with her hamstring issues which she picked up during the Cincinnati Open.
On the other hand, Marta Kostyuk is also all heads high and find herself in great confidence before the all important third round clash as she has beaten both the experienced candidates in her previous two matches, Anastasjia Sevastova & Daria Kasatkina and that too in straight sets, therefore, she would be all geared up to take on Osaka. Both the players possess aggressive gameset as both are strong baseline players.
Naomi Osaka vs Marta Kostyuk Head-to-Head
This is the very first time of many in future that these two young stars are facing each other at the senior stage. So the Head-to-Head stats are 0-0 before this match.
Naomi Osaka vs Marta Kostyuk Match Prediction
Naomi Osaka have an edge over Kostyuk in terms of experience at the bigger stage will enter the court as the favourite tonight. Naomi Osaka will win the close encounter against Kostyuk in the three set.