Naomi Osaka vs Lucia Bronzetti - French Open Tennis Prediction and Pick 5/26/24

Naomi Osaka vs Lucia Bronzetti

Sunday, May 26, 2024

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Former World No. 1 Naomi Osaka will play Italy's Lucia Bronzetti in the first round of the 2024 French Open. The match is scheduled for Sunday, May 26, 2024. Here's our Naomi Osaka vs Lucia Bronzetti prediction.

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Naomi Osaka will play her first Roland Garros in two years. The Japanese star missed last year's edition because she was on maternity leave. Since joining her peers at the start of 2024, Osaka has played good but not great tennis. She is getting closer to the Top 100. Thanks to a special ranking, she can afford to enter directly into the 2024 French Open main draw. Osaka's preparations for the tournament in Paris have improved steadily. She played her best tennis in Rome, where she earned the first Top 20 win of her career on the surface by beating Marta Kostyuk. She would double that tally in her subsequent round when she defeated Daria Kasatkina. It was China's Qinwen Zheng who halted her run in the Italian capital.

Lucia Bronzetti saw her title defense in Rabat come to a disappointing end. The Italian was on the verge of a fine comeback victory over Peyton Stearns in the quarterfinal, but she could not convert a match point while leading 5-0, 40-30, in the decider. Ultimately, she lost seven straight games. It was too big a lead to assume Bronzetti would not be affected by it coming to Roland Garros.

Naomi Osaka vs Lucia Bronzetti Head-To-Head

• Osaka and Bronzetti have never faced each other at any level before this.

• Japanese star Osaka will play her in the seventh main draw, while Bronzetti will play in her third.

Naomi Osaka vs Lucia Bronzetti Prediction

Bronzetti has never scaled the first round in each of her two trips to Paris to play at the Roland Garros. Although Osaka has not fared any better at the clay-court Grand Slam throughout her career, I think this is the best she's played on clay coming here in a long time. Add to the fact that Bronzetti will have some own personal battles to deal with after that collapse in Rabat (led 5-0 in the third set against Stearns), and this should be a routine win for the former world No. 1.

Nur’s Pick Naomi Osaka in straight sets

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