US Open 2021: Defending champion Naomi Osaka’s route to US Open Final revealed- check out

US Open 2021 Draws: Defending champion Naomi Osaka’s route to US Open Final revealed- check out- Defending champion Naomi Osaka will look to return to form in US Open 2021. Her 2021 campaign has been chaotic after her journey got derailed after her controversial French Open exit. She pulled out of Wimbledon and then lost at Tokyo Olympics despite being a favourite for the tournament. The 23-year-old has last featured in the Cincinnati Masters where she lost to Coco Gauff in the round of 32.

US Open 2021 Draws: Osaka will begin her US Open campaign against Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic. Here at insidesport.co, we decode her route to US Open 2021 Final. She is likely to face a tough draw from Quarterfinals that will feature big names in Women’s Tennis. They are World No.1 Ash Barty, Barbora Krejcikova, Karolina Pliskova, Iga Swiatek, Aryna Sabalenka, among others.

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Round 1: Bouzkova
Round 2: Parks
Round 3: Putintseva
Round 4: Angelique Kerber
Quarterfinals: Elina Svitolina
Semifinals: Aryna Sabalenka
Final: Ash Barty

US Open 2021 Draws: Osaka likely to face Angelique Kerber, Elina Svitolina and Ash Barty

Angelique Kerber

Angelique Kerber has a phenomenal record when it comes to head-to-head contests against Noami Osaka. She has had a mixed record at hard-court tennis events in 2021 where has won 8 out of 14 matches. The 33-year-old has defeated Osaka thrice in hard-court events and coming on the back of four wins in a row at Cincinnati Masters before losing Ash Barty in the finals. Can she continue her dominance over Naomi Osaka? Follow us at insidesport.co for US Open updates

Kerber vs Osaka Head To Head Matches 

Kerber leads 4-1

Year Name Round Surface Winning Player Losing Player Score
2018 WTA Championships 10 Hard Angelique Kerber Naomi Osaka 6-4 5-7 6-4
2018 Wimbledon R32 Grass Angelique Kerber Naomi Osaka 6-2 6-4
2017 Beijing R64 Hard Angelique Kerber Naomi Osaka 6-2 7-5
2017 Tokyo R32 Hard Angelique Kerber Naomi Osaka 6-3 6-4
2017 US Open R128 Hard Naomi Osaka Angelique Kerber 6-3 6-1

 

Elina Svitolina

Elina Svitolina has played all her matches against Naomi Osaka on hard courts. She enjoys a slight lead of 4-3 against the Japanese. She has won 16 out of 24 matches in hard court events of 2021. The 26-year-old is heading into the contest on the back of the good form in the WTA tournament.

Svitolina vs Osaka Head To Head Matches

Svitolina leads 4-3

Year Name Round Surface Winning Player Losing Player Score
2019 Australian Open QF Hard Naomi Osaka Elina Svitolina 6-4 6-1
2018 Miami Masters R64 Hard Elina Svitolina Naomi Osaka 6-4 6-2
2018 Dubai QF Hard Elina Svitolina Naomi Osaka 6-2 6-4
2016 Tokyo SF Hard Naomi Osaka Elina Svitolina 1-6 6-3 6-2
2016 Australian Open R64 Hard Naomi Osaka Elina Svitolina 6-4 6-4
2014 Osaka R16 Hard Elina Svitolina Naomi Osaka 3-6 6-3 6-4

 

Ash Barty

Naomi Osaka enjoys a 50 per cent win percentage record against World No.1 Ash Barty. The latter is in tremendous form since Wimbledon. She won the Grand Slam tournament and followed it by clinching the final at Cincinnati Masters. Now, She has her eyes set on the maiden US Open title. The 25-year-old is coming on the back of five straight wins at Cincinnati Masters while Osaka is searching for her form. The duo are expected to meet in the finals of the US Open 2021.

Barty vs Osaka Head To Head Matches

The battle is evenly poised at 2-2

Year Name Round Surface Winning Player Losing Player Score
2019 Beijing F Hard Naomi Osaka Ashleigh Barty 3-6 6-3 6-2
2018 Nottingham SF Grass Ashleigh Barty Naomi Osaka 6-3 6-4
2018 Australian Open R32 Hard Naomi Osaka Ashleigh Barty 6-4 6-2
2014 Acapulco QF Hard Ashleigh Barty Naomi Osaka 6-2 6-4

 

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