Indian Wells 2022: Naomi Osaka vs Veronika Kudermetova Match Prediction, Head-To-Head, Preview And Livestream

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Match Details

  • Match: Naomi Osaka vs Veronika Kudermetova.
  • Tournament: Indian Wells 2022 / BNP Paribas Open 2022.
  • Date: 13th March 2022.
  • Time: 9:30 a.m.
  • Venue: Indian Wells Tennis Garden, California.
  • Surface: Outdoor Hardcourt.
  • Round: Round of 64.
  • Category: WTA 1000.
  • Prize money: $8,369,455.

Naomi Osaka vs Veronika Kudermetova Preview

In the second round of the BNP Paribas Open, Naomi Osaka and Veronika Kudermeova will square off. They are scheduled to play on Sunday at 9:30 a.m on STADIUM 1.

Naomi Osaka vs Veronika Kudermetova Match Prediction | Indian Wells 2022 | Sportzpoint.com

Source: Outlook India

Naomi Osaka began the year by reaching the semifinals of the Melbourne Summer Set. Due to an abdominal issue, she withdrew from her semi-final match. Afterwards, her title defence in the Australian Open came to an end in the third round against Amanda Anisimova. Also, due to her defeat in the Australian Open 2022, her rankings faced a dramatic downfall. In view of that, her current ranking is 78. However, Naomi Osaka staged a spectacular comeback at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. The Japanese thrashed Sloane Stephens in two sets (6-3, 1-6, 2-6) to proceed into the second round.

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Veronika Kudermetova, on the other hand, has had a hit-or-miss season. She has finished in second place twice, at the Melbourne Summer Set and the Dubai Tennis Championships. She also did well at the Australian Open, reaching the third round. Despite all of the above, she had a dismal showing in St. Petersburg and Qatar. However, leaving all of that behind, she is currently preparing to reclaim her form and face former Indian Wells champion Naomi Osaka.

Naomi Osaka vs Veronika Kudermetova Head-To-Head Records

Since this is the first time Naomi Osaka and Veronika Kudermetova will battle each other on the main tour, there is no previous head-to-head record between them. Nevertheless. the score in the head-to-head encounter is currently 0-0.

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Naomi Osaka vs Veronika Kudermetova: Who Will Be The Ultimate Winner ?

Naomi Osaka will enter the match as the overwhelming favourite. She is anticipated to stage a spectacular performance as she demonstrated in her previous match against Sloane Stephens. Meanwhile, Kudermetova has had a stronger year than Osaka in terms of results, but she has also been highly inconsistent. Her early exits have counterbalanced her lengthy runs. These flaws could end up being devastating for her in the contest.

However, if we are talking about the prediction, we believe Osaka will snatch the match away given her expertise and experience. Also, her ranking has been jeopardized and she wouldn't want it to stay like that.

Our Prediction: Naomi Osaka to win in straight sets.

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Naomi Osaka's Previous best Performances in Indian Wells

Naomi Osaka vs Veronika Kudermetova Match Prediction | Indian Wells 2022 | Sportzpoint.com

Source: WTA

Previously, Osaka won this tournament once in 2018.

Veronika Kudermetova's Previous best Performances in Indian Wells

Veronika Kudermetova Match Prediction | Indian Wells 2022 | Sportzpoint.com

Source: WTA Tennis

Previously, her best result was reaching the 3rd round in 2021.

Naomi Osaka vs Veronika Kudermetova: Where To Watch ?

However, all of the action will be broadcasted live for spectators in the following countries, on the following networks and websites:

  • USA: Viewers in the United States can catch all the action on Tennis Channel.
  • UK: Enthusiasts in the United Kingdom can watch the action live on Amazon Prime Video.

Live streaming will also be available on the Official 2022 BNP Paribas Open mobile app for fans who are onsite at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, apart from the ATP tour, WTA tour and Tennis Channel Plus apps.

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