A Day At The Drive: Serena Williams vs Naomi Osaka Tennis Prediction

A Day At The Drive: Serena Williams vs Naomi Osaka Tennis Prediction Photo by John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Serena Williams vs Naomi Osaka - A Day At The Drive Exhibition Match

Friday January 29th, 2021 / 12:00am EST

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Tennis fans are in for a treat as Adelaide plays host to "A Day At The Drive" Exhibition matches featuring some of the top male and female players in the world. Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka continue their intense rivalry, albeit in a light hearted manner. The match will be played on Friday February 29th, 2021 at approximately 12:00am EST. Osaka leads the head to head by 2 matches to 1 and even though it is an exhibition, it is sure to be a fierce encounter as these two have had much controversy in the past. Expect a fun match, but one that both ladies will certainly want to win. 

Serena Williams needs no introduction, and is considered by many to be the greatest female player of all time. Despite her advanced age she is still a very strong threat and is a contender in every tournament that she plays. She has lost a step and a bit of her extreme power, but she still boasts one of the biggest games in world tennis and on her day is definitely one of the best around. Currently ranked #11, she is desperate for form leading up to the Australian Open as she chases Margaret Court's Grand Slam record. Osaka has gotten the better of her in the past so she would love a confidence boosting victory here. 

Naomi Osaka is one of the best players in the world and is a huge fan favorite. With her immense tennis game and likeable personality she has catapulted herself into the "most popular athlete in the world" conversation. Like Williams she possesses a huge baseline game and on her day is probably the top female player in the world. She has had numerous mental and confidence issues, and was in the press a lot due to her numerous coaching changes so she would love to have a steady and successful 2021 season. 

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This is bound to be a very exciting match for the fans between two of the best and most liked players in the world. It is hard to pick a winner here due to it being an exhibition but I give the edge to Osaka. She is a lot younger and at this stage in their careers is likely the more prepared and in form player after a long break. Naomi Osaka to win. 

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Andrew’s Pick Naomi Osaka to win.

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

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