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Aliaksandra Sasnovich vs Naomi Osaka 2018 US Open Tennis Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction

Naomi Osaka vs Aliaksandra Sasnovich
Date & Time Saturday September 1, 2018, 6:00 PM (EDT)
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Tennis | Naomi Osaka vs Aliaksandra Sasnovich
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Japanese tennis superstar, Naomi Osaka is one of the most promising players of the WTA tour. At the age of only 20, she is the 20th seed at the US Open and is living up to her ranking as she has made it into the third round of the event. At this stage of the tournament, she will be playing Aliaksandra Sasnovich from Belarus. Both of these players are very promising and hugely talented. We should be treated to a great tennis match.

These players have met once before with Naomi Osaka winning on that occasion. That match was in 2016 so it was a long time ago and much has changed for both players since then.

Aliaksandra Sasnovich has been in incredible form recently. She has made many deep runs in tournaments and in her last match, she eliminated the number 11 seed. Confidence will be very high for the player from Belarus. Aliaksandra Sasnovich is a very exciting player to watch. She is hard-hitting and that attribute has challenged most opponents. This is the first time that Aliaksandra Sasnovich has made it into the third round of the US Open but she seems to be handling the pressure of the situation well as can be seen by her performances of the court.

Looking at Naomi Osaka, she has looked very solid. The number 20 seed has won both of her matches in straight sets but it is fair to say that she has not faced any challenging opponents. Aliaksandra Sasnovich should be a challenge for Naomi Osaka and the Japanese player will need to be at her best if she wished to pass.

This is not an easy match to predict but I am going to pick Aliaksandra Sasnovich to win. Aliaksandra Sasnovich has looked in incredible form and I think she will continue that form in this match.


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Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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