Former World No. 1 Naomi Osaka will meet the German Andrea Petkovic in the second round of the 2019 China Open on Tuesday, October 1. The match is scheduled for a 2:30 pm start local time (7:30 am BST) and here, you will find the Naomi Osaka v Andrea Petkovic live streaming options with the preview, tips, and head to head statistics.
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Naomi Osaka v Andrea Petkovic Head to Head
Petkovic currently holds a 1-0 lead over Osaka, last defeating her in the 2014 WTA Stanford.
Osaka, Fresh Off a Title Run
Naomi Osaka arrived in Beijing for the China Open following a superb run in her home tournament in Osaka. She won the Pan Pacific Open, defeating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the final in straight sets. That win marked her first major title since the Australian Open earlier this season.
In Beijing, she started her campaign with a win over Jessica Pegula, as she dispatched the American with 6-3, 7-6(5). Needless to mention, these little victories are playing a big role in her form development on the tour. Following a mundane stint on the grass and US Open series, the Japanese is finding her path back to the winning ways.
It has been a humbling experience for Osaka, who has had to face her fair share of defeats at the hands of players outside the top 20. Nonetheless, with consistent performances and penultimate runs, she has managed to cement her position within the top five.
Petkovic, Seeking Positives in Beijing
Andrea Petkovic has spent a good majority of this season, struggling with her form. With a bunch of first-round exits and a win-loss tally of 19-24, the German clearly hasn’t had the best of the year.
She started as a qualifier in the China Open and made it to the main draw. In the opener, she moved past Jill Teichmann in straight sets, to set up what is undoubtedly her most tricky encounter this season. Currently ranked World No. 82, the best Petkovic has managed this year is reaching the third round in the US Open, where she knocked out Petra Kvitova.
Osaka v Petkovic Tips & Predictions
This one should be an easy win for Osaka. Given her form this season, shouldn’t face any difficulties in moving past the German in straight sets.
Tip: Under 19.5 games in the match 23/25 at 888Sport