Maria Sharapova vs Naomi Osaka 7 March 2018: WTA Indian Wells Tennis Preview and Predictions
Round of 128
7 March 2018/2000ET
Naomi Osaka (39/29) Maria Sharapova (4/6) See the Latest Odds
Maria Sharapova will be in action in the WTA Indian Wells. The multiple Grand Slam champion will take on Japanese player Naomi Osaka in what should be a great game of tennis.
Maria Sharapova has been quiet since her return to tennis following her ban. The former world number 1 is yet to reach the level she was at but there are definite signs of improvements. In her last tournament, Sharapova lost in the first round while she only managed to make the round of 32 in the Australian Open. This will be a chance for Maria Sharapova to show the world that she is back since the Indian Wells Open has many of the top players competing in it.
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On the other side of the court, Naomi Osaka will look to beat one of the most famous players in the world. The Japanese tennis player made a deep run in her last tournament in Dubai and that will have given her tons of confidence heading into this match. It will be important that Naomi Osaka manages to deal with Maria Sharapova’s serve since the Russian has a habit of killing games via her strong serving.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to predict that this game is won by Maria Sharapova. Even after her ban, Sharapova is a class above Osaka and I think she will show that in this game. We are getting a good enough price on this wager and due to that reason, it is my bet for this match. In addition to that, I like the over 2.5 sets bet. Sharapova is going to be challenged and I see Osaka winning a set.