Naomi Osaka will play 27-year-old Shelby Rogers for a place in the semi-finals at the US Open 2020. Rogers made a spot in the final 8 after the American upset sixth seed Petra Kvitova in three sets on Sunday.
Naomi Osaka vs Shelby Rogers: Preview
Naomi Osaka in the 2018 champion from US Open. She had an easy round of 16 against Anett Kontaveit. In a straight-set victory 6-3, 6-4, 14th seeded counterpart was handed a defeat. Naomi Osaka had entered the tournament with a hamstring injury, yet only her first-round match was a close one. Otherwise, she has fairly managed well. A lengthy match was against Marta Kostyuk where she had to survive three sets.
Shelby Rogers has enjoyed her run until she faced Petra Kvitova. The match was predicted to be won by the world no.12 but Rogers caused an upset. In a tough three-setter Rogers had to win both sets in a tie-break. Thus, she will be ecstatic with her win but will only find her against an even better opoonent.
Naomi Osaka vs Shelby Rogers: Head To Head
The two have had two encounters at the ITF and Rogers won both. The third was in 2017 when Naomi Osaka won. Despite being a better player early on, Rogers could not maintain her level of play.
Naomi Osaka vs Shelby Rogers: Prediction
Osaka is a favourite at the US Open 2020. Rogers will be physically and emotionally tired following a match of that intensity against Kvitov. Thus, the Japanese will be better rested for the match.
Match Prediction: Naomi Osaka wins straight sets