Naomi Osaka vs. Sara Sorribes Tormo
|Date & Time||Tuesday May 7, 2019, 7:30 AM (EDT)|
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Naomi Osaka and Sara Sorribes Tormo meet in the second round of the 2019 tennis Madrid Open.
Naomi Osaka is coming off a straight sets win over Dominika Cibulkova that took 21 games to decide. In the victory, Osaka won 69 percent of her first serve points and 33 percent of her second serve points. Osaka won 57 percent of her total service points and converted on four of her six break points. Osaka broke a quality player in straight sets despite not playing her best, as she got nothing on her second serve and was broken twice. It should be a confidence boosting performance for Osaka, but she has to clean things up if she’s going to make a run at this title. Osaka hopes to win at least two matches for the fifth time in her last seven tournaments. Osaka has won three of her last four matches on clay court.
Sara Sorribes Tormo is coming off a three sets win over Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino that took 26 games to decide. In the victory, Sorribes Tormo won 60 percent of her first serve points and 47 percent of her second serve points. Sorribes Tormo won 55 percent of her total service points and converted on seven of her 15 break points. Sorribes Tormo won 51 percent of her return points and won seven of the last 10 games to close the match, but she must be better with her serve to have any chance in this match. It’s going to be a quick match for Sorribes Tormo if she can’t get her first serve in play and is pouring in double faults. Sorribes Tormo looks to win back-to-back matches on the main tour for the third time since Auckland. Sorribes Tormo looks for her first career win over a top-10 player. Sorribes Tormo has won six of her last nine matches on clay court.
These two played once in the 2017 Wimbledon, a match Osaka won in straight sets. The match took 22 games to be decided.
Osaka isn’t playing her best in what have been a couple of shaky months, but she’s still good enough to win this match. With an aggressive return and free points from her serve in key spots, Osaka should bully her way through this match and there’s not much Sorribes Tormo will be able to do given her questionable serve and lack of experience in these situations.
Osaka in straight sets.