Naomi Osaka vs Marketa Vondroušová Olympics 2020: Live stream, preview, prediction and more


Naomi Osaka vs Marketa Vondroušová is a Third Round match at the Olympics 2020 and here are the live stream details, preview, prediction and more

Home favourite and WTA World No. 2 Naomi Osaka made her way to the third round of the Olympics 2020 at Ariake Tennis Park.

The Japanese won in straight sets  6-3, 6-2 win over 49th-ranked Viktorija Golubic of Switzerland. She is now the highest seed in the draw after Australian Ashleigh Barty’s exit.

Osaka has been the talk of town in the women’s draw ever since her French Open controversy. She opted to withdraw from the tournament, followed by Wimbledon citing health issues.

After her return in her home country, she will look to win her first ever Olympic gold after winning 4 Grand Slams in her career.

“Well you know, definitely it would mean a lot for me to win gold here but I know it’s a process,” she said.

“You know, these are the best players in the world and I honestly haven’t played in a while so I’m trying to keep it one match at a time. All in all, I’m just really happy to be here.”

 The Japanese will face2019 French Open runner-up Marketa Vondroušová of the Czech Republic, who beat Mihaela Buzărnescu of Romania 6-1, 6-2.

Naomi Osaka vs Marketa Vondroušová Head-to-Head

The two have never faced each other in their career. This will be the first meeting of the pair in a high-octane matchup. The Japanese is still getting up to speed, but has shown her brilliance in the opening rounds.

Naomi Osaka 2020 Olympics
Naomi Osaka with a backhand during her match against Zheng Saisai at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Marketa Vondroušová has shown glimpses of her potential when she reached her first ever Grand Slam final in 2019. The match will be determined on the baseline with Osaka generating a good shot-making system in her first two games.

Naomi Osaka vs Marketa Vondroušová  Tokyo 2020 Olympics live stream details

The match is going to be shown globally in all countries. Olympics is widely regarded as one of the biggest events of the year, after last year’s cancellations. Here are few of the streaming options for those in the USA, UK and India.

The channels on offer are— NBC USA, NBCSN, CNBC, Olympic Channel and Golf Channel and Peacock. India will be streaming the Olympics on Sony Ten channels in both SD and HD, apart from the app.

 USA – NBC & Peacock TV


India – Sony Liv

Tokyo Day 5 weather forecast

The temperature is at 30 degree Celsius, which is the minimum temperature since the start of the Olympics. But, the humidity levels have been constant at above 70%. There is no possibility of rain and shouldn’t hamper the event till first week of August.

Naomi Osaka vs Marketa Vondroušová prediction

Osaka is the hot favourite to win gold at her home Olympics. Despite her lack of match fitness, she has eased her way through both rounds. Saying that, Vondroušová poses a threat and can be very dangerous on her day. Her game has improved considerably in the last few years and continues to improve yearly.

The Japanese is only two wins away from assuring herself of a medal. She will have to be cautious as she moves into the final stages of the tournament.

Osaka will be the favourite in longer points and also can overpower any opponent. She has won a Grand Slam in Melbourne this year and followed it up with a solid hard-court performance.

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