On Thursday, October 1, 2020, the match from round 2 on the Roland Garros women’s main table is scheduled, between Nao Hibino (72 WTA) from Japan and Ons Jabeur (35 WTA) from Tunisia. The recommended prognosis goes in the direction of the favorite, designated the number 30 seed in this edition.
Nao Hibino: Team form, news and statistics
Nao (25 years old) is in his fifth appearance in Paris, being only for the first time when he managed a victory on the main board. In 2018 and 2019 he did not even manage to pass the qualifications, and in 2016 and 2017 he lost from the inaugural round.
On Tuesday, she provided a big surprise, eliminating the Ukrainian from qualifying – Marta Kostyuk (119 WTA), with the score of 6-4 6-0. In the 59th minute, the Japanese sent 11 direct winning shots and made 11 unforced errors. He didn’t serve any aces and finished the game with 2 double faults.
On slag, Hibino has considerably less experience, compared to that accumulated over the years on fast surfaces.
The career record on slow fields is a negative one, with a total of 22 victories and 24 defeats.
At 1.63 meters tall and about 57 kilograms, Nao does not have many weapons in his repertoire, but he covers the field decently and tries to play as neatly as possible, without giving gifts to his physically stronger opponents.
Ons Jabeur: Team form, news and statistics
Ons (26 years old) is 1.67 meters tall and 66 kilograms, apparently he doesn’t look like a top tennis player, but he counterbalances with an extraordinary feeling on shots. She is one of the most spectacular players on the WTA circuit, right now!
At the current edition, he managed to pass for the second time in his career the 1st round on the main board, after in 2017 he had reached the 3rd round. He had Zarina Diyas (77 WTA) on Tuesday, returning after a first set loss.
The final score was 4-6 6-3 6-1 for the African, in one hour and 49 minutes.
Jabeur managed 45 winners and made 37 unforced errors, serving 2 aces and 3 doubles.
The tennis player from Tunisia has 99 victories and 48 defeats on slag, winning 7 of the 11 ITF titles on this playing surface.
🎾Statistics of direct matches Nao Hibino vs Ons Jabeur
▪️The two players, born in 1994, have never faced each other in seniors, in an official singles match.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Nao Hibino vs Ons Jabeur
I bet with confidence on a categorical victory of the Tunisian favorite.
Ons Jabeur is a former champion at Roland Garros, in the 2011 junior tournament.
Now, having reached full sports maturity, she is one of the strongest sportswomen in the women’s circuit, with extraordinary shots.
Nao Hibino is a hard-working, awkward tennis player, but she is not a specialist in slag and her recent results are contrasting, going from defeat in Rome with a 17-year-old girl, ranked 637th WTA, to victories with Stephens or Ostapenko in Strasbourg.
I believe that Jabeur will dictate the rhythm of this match and will dominate through the strength and variation of his shots, in front of a Japanese woman who will approach her typical style, of regularity, behind the bottom line. The odds of 5 currently offered by Betano are not to be missed!
Prediction Today: Jabeur wins at 7+ difference games