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Su-Wei Hsieh vs Naomi Osaka Live Stream, Predictions & Tips - Osaka in stunning Australian Open form
- Su-Wei Hsieh vs Naomi Osaka preview and predictions for Tuesday’s Australian Open match.
- The quarterfinal match is being played at Melbourne Park
- 4 of 5 Hsieh vs Osaka matches have gone the distance
- I back Osaka to face one of her toughest tests of the tournament
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Naomi Osaka faces Su-Wei Hsieh in the Australian Open quarterfinals (Getty Images)
Su-Wei Hsieh vs Naomi Osaka Predictions
Naomi Osaka has dropped only one set so far at the Australian Open, but she has been taken the distance by Hsieh in the vast majority of their matches.
Into her first Grand Slam quarterfinal at the age of 35, Su-Wei Hsieh reliably troubles top players at majors, but has been a tricky opponent for Osaka in the past.
- Su-Wei Hsieh has won 3 of her last 5 Grand Slam matches vs top-10 players
- 3 of Su-Wei Hsieh’s 4 Australian Open matches have lasted 20 games or fewer
- Naomi Osaka has never lost a Grand Slam quarterfinal
- 5 of Naomi Osaka’s 2021 matches have lasted 19 games or fewer
Head to Head
The head-to-head between Naomi Osaka and Su-Wei Hsieh stands at 4-1.
Osaka lost to Hsieh in three sets at the Miami Open in March 2019, but has won all their other matches.
Their most recent encounter saw Osaka win 7-6, 5-7, 6-2 on hard courts in Cincinnati in 2019.
Su-Wei Hsieh Stats
Nationality: Chinese Taipei
Age: 35 (4 January 1986)
Height: 5’7” (169cm)
World Ranking: 71
Career High: 23 (February 2013)
Career WTA Singles Titles: 3
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0
2021 Titles: 0
Australian Open Best Result: R16 (2018)
Su-Wei Hsieh Form
Hsieh’s game style is as idiosyncratic as her personality but she is a very dangerous opponent for top players, particularly at Grand Slams. Garbine Muguruza, Simona Halep and Bianca Andreescu have all been taken out of majors by the maddening veteran.
Hsieh has dropped only one set at the Australian Open so far. She beat Tsvetana Pironkova and Andreescu in straight sets before battling past Sara Errani in three.
In the fourth round, Hsieh beat 2019 French Open finalist Marketa Vondrousova 6-4, 6-2, producing her best serving performance of the tournament.
Hsieh has only beaten Osaka once, but she has taken the Japanese-Haitian player to three sets four of their five matches. She cannot match Osaka’s power but her ability to take the ball early is unparalleled.
Naomi Osaka Stats
Age: 23 (6 October 1997)
Height: 5’11” (1.80m)
World Ranking: 3
Career High: 1 (January 2019)
Career WTA Singles Titles: 6
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 3 (2 US Open, 1 Australian Open)
2021 Titles: 0
Australian Open Best Result: Champion (2019)
Naomi Osaka Form
Osaka won her third Grand Slam title at the US Open last September and is a former Australian Open champion (2019). One of the favourites for the title, she beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Caroline Garcia and Ons Jabeur - all former Grand Slam quarterfinalists - without dropping a set.
Facing 2020 Australian Open runner-up Garbine Muguruza, Osaka lost her first set of the tournament but saved two match points to win 4-6, 6-4, 7-5.
For the third match at the Australian Open, she won over 50% of points on her second serve. Osaka is playing tremendous power tennis.
Naomi Osaka and Ons Jabeur meet in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open on Tuesday 16 February.
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What round of the Australian Open is Su-Wei Hsieh vs Naomi Osaka?
Su-Wei Hsieh vs Naomi Osaka are meeting in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.
Naomi Osaka is heavily favoured to win, and she is playing well enough to do so by a decent margin.
Given their record of long matches, however, it’s worth backing this one to go above 20 games, as four of their five matches have done.
Best Bet: Osaka -5.5 Games Handicap @-131.58 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Over 20.5 Total Games @133.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit