Anett Kontaveit vs. Naomi Osaka - 8/26/20 Cincinnati Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Anett Kontaveit vs. Naomi Osaka - 8/26/20 Cincinnati Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Naomi Osaka vs. Anett Kontaveit

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 1:00 PM (Cincinnati)

The Line: Anett Kontaveit +165 / Naomi Osaka -190 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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Naomi Osaka and Anett Kontaveit meet in the quarterfinals of the 2020 tennis Western & Southern Open.

Naomi Osaka is coming off a straight sets win over Dayana Yastremska that took 16 games to decide. In the victory, Osaka won 83 percent of her first serve points and 50 percent of her second serve points. Osaka won 68 percent of her total service points and converted on four of her eight break points. Osaka saved all five break points and hit eight aces. Osaka has won four of her five sets this tournament and is getting sharper with her serve as she improves her reps. Osaka looks to make her first career semifinal appearance of a Premier 5 tournament. Osaka has won four of her last five matches on hard court.

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Anett Kontaveit is coming off a straight sets win over Marie Bouzkova that took 18 games to decide. In the victory, Kontaveit won 82 percent of her first serve points and 48 percent of her second serve points. Kontaveit won 67 percent of her total service points and converted on four of her six break points. Kontaveit saved six of her seven break points and hit seven aces. Kontaveit has yet to drop a set this tournament and has won nine of her last 11 sets overall. Kontaveit looks to make her third career semifinal appearance of a Premier 5 tournament. Kontaveit has won four of her last five matches on hard court.

These two have played three times and Osaka has won all of those matches. The most recent match was in Dubai of 2018. Two of the three matches were decided in straight sets.

Kontaveit is playing some solid tennis right now and her consistent reps gives her an edge over players still trying to work their way back. However, Osaka is getting sharper with her serve as she continues to play, and she’s had no trouble with Kontaveit in the past. We also don’t get Osaka at these prices often, so take advantage while you still can.

Osaka cruises to the semis.

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Randy’s Pick Naomi Osaka -190

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.