Naomi Osaka vs. Victoria Azarenka 9/12/20 US Open Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Victoria Azarenka vs. Naomi Osaka - 2020 US Open Final

Saturday, September 12 2020

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The Women's Singles US Open Final is finally here and we have a battle of two generations! The 2018 US Open Champion, Naomi Osaka, meets a 3x US Open Finalist in Victoria Azarenka. Will it be youth and experience of winning the US Open, or will it be Victoria Azarenka to lift the trophy tonight?

Victoria Azarenka finally beat Serena Williams after 10 consecutive losses against the American. Azarenka showed us her determination to put the pressure on a Serena Williams who has not been at her best for the last few years. It was good to see a player not give in to the fear that the Serena Williams name creates on the tennis court and actually give it their best shot to beat her. Azarenka will be very tired after her tough draw and tough matches, but she will definitely be ready to give it her all once again here on the big stage.

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Naomi Osaka has just been superb here at the US Open, and she is looking vastly improved both mentally and physically than she was in 2019. Osaka has a superb serve and an amazing forehand game that allows her to power through her opponents precisely, a rare sight in the Women's Singles game. Osaka is experienced, having won 2 Grand Slam's already in her career, one of which was right here on Arthur Ashe Stadium against Serena Williams. Osaka will have no fear here and she will be determined to show us she is the future of the game.

This is going to be the fourth meeting between both players, with Naomi Osaka leading the head to head 2-1. Osaka and Azarenka were supposed to meet in the Final of the Cincinnati Masters just two weeks ago but Osaka withdrew from the tournament to give herself more time to prepare for the US Open. Osaka is the better player in my opinion, and she is definitely in better shape physically. Azarenka of course has a lot of experience, but I think she will be riding on the high of finally beating Serena Williams at the US Open. I'd take Osaka to win here.

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Liam’s Pick Naomi Osaka to win

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