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French Open 2024: Iga Swiatek vs Naomi Osaka preview, head-to-head, prediction, live streaming details

Published at :May 28, 2024 at 4:27 PM
Modified at :May 28, 2024 at 4:27 PM
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Shashank Tripathi


Iga Swiatek and Naomi Osaka will face each other for the first time on clay.

World No. 1 Iga Swiatek is set to face four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka in the second round at the French Open 2024. The Polish tennis star has been flawless on the WTA Tour since last month, while Osaka is still trying to make a return to the red dirt.

Swiatek won the 2024 Madrid Open and Italian Open, defeating Aryna Sabalenka in the final of both tournaments. Moreover, she was already a three-time Roland-Garros champion before turning 23. Swiatek has made clay her territory and facing the Pole at the French Open will always be an uphill battle for any player.

Meanwhile, Naomi Osaka has won four Grand Slam titles on hard court. She won her first Grand Slam at Flushing Meadows in 2018, where she defeated six-time US Open singles champion Serena Williams 6-2, 6-4. However, she has never made it past the third round at the French Open or Wimbledon.

Iga Swiatek vs Naomi Osaka Match Details

Date: May 29 (Wednesday)

Time: TBD

Venue: Stade Roland Garros, Paris

Iga Swiatek vs Naomi Osaka Preview

Iga Swiatek is currently in her prime. The Polish tennis star lost her last match more than a month ago at the Stuttgart Open against World No. 4 Elena Rybakina. Since then, she has been on a 13-match unbeaten streak.

Taking a look at Swiatek’s record at the French Open, the 22-year-old has won 38 out of the 42 matches she has played at Roland-Garros. In addition, she has won 29 of her first 31 matches at the clay court Grand Slam.

Only Monica Seles and Chris Evert have won more (30) matches than the Pole. Swiatek faced no issues against France’s Leolia Jeanjean in her first round match, as he recorded a comfortable 6-1, 6-2 victory.

A few days ago, Naomi Osaka also lauded Iga Swiatek for her consistency. Osaka is a four-time Grand Slam champion; however, she won her last major title in 2021. Since then, her performances have been heavily affected by injuries and health concerns.

She was also away from the game for a long period due to her pregnancy. The Japanese tennis star returned to the game earlier this year at the Brisbane International. However, her struggles have continued.

In her first match at the 2024 French Open against Lucia Bronzetti, Naomi Osaka looked calm as her shots were precise. Hence, she can give Swiatek tough competition at Stade Roland Garros with her experience.

Iga Swiatek vs Naomi Osaka Head-to-Head

Matches: 2

Iga Swiatek: 1

Naomi Osaka: 1

The two tennis stars last faced each other at the 2022 Miami Open, where Iga Swiatek won 6-4, 6-0. They’ll be facing each other for the first time on clay.

Where and how to watch live streaming and TV broadcast of Iga Swiatek vs Naomi Osaka, French Open 2024 second round match in India?

The much-anticipated second round match of the French Open 2024 between Iga Swiatek and Naomi Osaka will be available for Indian viewers on the Sony Sports Network and their streaming service, SonyLiv. Tennis enthusiasts can also enjoy the action on Tennis TV.

Prediction

Iga Swiatek is the top contender to win the 2024 French Open, as she has been flawless on clay for the last few weeks. With her quick groundstrokes and exquisite movement across the court, Swiatek always manages to dominate her opponents with her agility.

Meanwhile, Naomi Osaka has returned to tennis after a maternity break and she’s yet to get into her best form. Osaka has been famous for her power. Additionally, her all-around play and heavy groundstrokes have helped her win on hard court.

However, circumstances change on the red dirt. In the second round, both players are required to get a favourable start to win the match. Iga Swiatek would be the favourite to take the victory; however, Osaka can turn the tables with her on-court experience.

Prediction: Iga Swiatek to win in straight sets

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