Naomi Osaka vs. Petra Kvitova - 10/27/19 Shenzhen Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Petra Kvitova vs. Naomi Osaka
Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 4:30 am (Shenzhen)
The Line: Osaka -123 / Kvitova +103 -- Over/Under:
Naomi Osaka and Petra Kvitova meet in 2019 tennis Shenzhen.
Naomi Osaka enters this tournament playing her best tennis of the season, as she won titles in Osaka and Beijing, which means she’s riding a 10-match winning streak. It’s been a hit or miss season for Osaka, but she’s clearly found her groove and has her return working at a very high level. Osaka has won 20 of her last 22 sets played. When Osaka is playing her best and hitting the ball great pace the way she is currently, she’s the player to beat on the women’s side no matter which tournament is taking place. Osaka has won 13 of her last 14 matches on hard court.
Petra Kvitova is coming off a quarterfinal trip in Beijing and has won five of her last seven matches overall. Kvitova was enjoying an incredible season, but she’s fallen off a bit lately, which includes losing five of her last 11 matches. Kvitova is coming off a match where she had four double faults and struggled with her second serve. You wonder if Kvitova is running out of gas due to so many long tournaments throughout the year, as the wear and tear can take its toll even on some of the games best. Kvitova has won six of her last nine matches on hard court.
These two played once, which was this year in the Australian Open, a match Osaka won in three sets. The match took 35 games to be decided.
The previous meeting between these two was highly competitive and you should expect nothing less here. And while Kvitova is capable of winning when she brings her top game, it’s Osaka who appears to have found her form and is wiping the floor with some notable names. When Osaka is on one of these rolls, it’s best to step out of her way and back her until the tickets stop cashing. Osaka is big on momentum and she's the best player in the world when she's feeling good about her game. I'd say 10 straight wins is enough confidence heading into this tournament.
Osaka beats Kvitova for the second time.