World leader Naomi Osaka meets Yulia Putintseva in the second round of Birmingham, the 43th WTA ranked sportsman this week.
1.The form of players and the latest direct results
- Last date: 07.01.2018 Osaka vs Putintseva 3-6 3-6
- Form Naomi Osaka (last 5 games): W L W W L
- Form Yulia Putintseva (last 5 games): W L W W W
2.Advanced and statistics
Japanese Osaka debuts on the grass this season, taking part for the 4th time in her career at the Birmingham tournament.After the disappointment in Paris, where she lost in the third round, Osaka is in danger this week to lose even the world’s 1st place, the Australian Barty being very close to climb the first stage of the WTA rankings.Interestingly, at each of the three previous participations, the Japanese was eliminated all the time in the second round.Against Yulia Putintseva has a rematch, the Kazakhstan player defeating her one year ago in Hobart in the only direct encounter between the two.
After the victory at Nurnberg on the slag in the week preceding the Roland Garros tournament, Putintseva was seen as one of the players with the chances of being in the upper stages, the more surprising was her defeat since her inaugural tour against Peterson.Little was for the 4th time in Birmingham, this year managing for the first time to pass the first round, after a clear victory, 2-0, against the local Dart.The grass can not boast of great performance, Yulia having only 7 wins on the lawn. Once, he succeeded in linking two successes, and that was the case in 2013.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Osaka vs Putintseva
Since becoming a world leader, Naomi Osaka’s level seems to have declined, with the world’s first-place pressure being too great for Japanese. Victories have tormented lately for Osaka, while defeats have come unexpectedly against much lower-rated sports. I think that this game will follow the scenario and the Japanese will have a new tight game, decided at a few points.
Prediction Today: Putintseva +5.5