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MIAMI OPEN: NAOMI OSAKA vs MARIA SAKKARI
This match will be a lot tougher than anticipated. Our message, Maria Sakkari has taken many big scalps and she could do the same again!
Naomi Osaka is in the quarter-finals, albeit she only had to beat two players to make this stage. In the second round, Osaka made a meal out of beating Ajla Tomljanovic (7/6 6/4). We say that because according to odds of 1.12, it should have been a routine win. Her next intended opponent Nina Stojanovic withdrew from the tournament. In the last round, she played an out of sorts Elise Mertens. On paper, winning that match 6/3 6/3 was a decent performance, but Mertens fell short of the required standard!
Maria Sakkari saved 6 match points against Jessica Pegula, and our overall impression was she got away with it! With that said, the Greek player was at her best on the big points, and some of her play could be described as phenomenal. Prior to that the 25 year old won both her other matches with ease!
Over the past year, wins against Madison Keys (Doha), Kerber (Aussie Open), Kenin (Abu Dhabi), Garbine Muguruza (Abu Dhabi), Jabeur (Ostrava), Svitolina (Ostrava), and Serena Williams (New York) is proof that Sakkari can play and beat the big names. The only thing missing is a big tournament win, albeit a win today would move her back to a career high rank of 20!
We believe Maria has a chance of causing an upset, and with a set start she’s interesting odds!
BET: MARIA SAKKARI +1.5 sets
Odds: 2.28 Pinnacle