Garbine Muguruza and Naomi Osaka Expected to Shine in Miami Open Round 2.
Muguruza is one of the in-form contestants on the ladies tour right now. She had a exceptionally impressive Middle Eastern leg of the tour that boosted her ranking to World no.13 before she entered the 2021 Miami Open. She was the Finalist at the Qatar Open. In that Final she lost in straight sets to Petra Kvitova 6-2 6-1, but the latter was playing with an extra spring in every way and was indomitable on that day.
In the Dubai Open Muguruza had a terrific run, and ultimately finished as the winner of the trophy. She defeated Barbora Krejčíková in the Finals, 7-6 6-3. She faces Wang Xinyu from China in her second round at the 2021 Miami Open. Xinyu beat Rebecca Peterson of Sweden in the opening round, in straight sets. It is fair to say that Wang Xinyu is in good form and is on the rise. Having said that, Wang Xinyu may not have the draw in her favour as meeting a formidable opponent as Muguruza could halt her upward climb.
Wang Xinyu vs Garbine Muguruza Prediction
Muguruza is in red hot form and is one of the favourites to win this competition. Her aggressive game and steadiness make her a daunting opponent. Xinyu is a tall performer who has a lot of power and momentum. But she is just a teenager and at nineteen she lacks consistency that comes with experience.
It is expected that Garbine Muguruza will defeat Wang Xinyu in straight sets.
Ajla Tomljanovic vs Naomi Osaka preview and prediction
Naomi Osaka vs Ajla Tomljanovic fixture is a classic David vs Goliath clash, with the odds severely stacked against Ajla Tomljanovic.
Ajla Tomljanovic can strike the ball hard and deep off both wings, but struggles when an adversary employs a comparable tactic against her. And Naomi Osaka’s is known for her mammoth groundstrokes and she is also in great form.
We can expect Tomljanovic to find it difficult in the rallies, especially the stretched out ones, as her footwork and court-positioning can be questionable at times.
It is expected that Naomi Osaka will defeat Tomljanovic in straight sets.
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