Osaka vs Garcia Prediction (R1): 2024 WTA Doha Tennis

Osaka vs Garcia prediction for their match in the first round at the 2024 WTA Doha event. Tennis action from Doha.

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This week, Japan's Naomi Osaka, a former World No. 1, will be in the 2024 WTA Doha draw. She will face Caroline Garcia of France in a first-round match in the tournament, also known as the 2024 Qatar TotalEnergies Open. This is a first-round treat with two very talented players going head-to-head. My Osaka vs Garcia prediction is that this upcoming match will have OVER 22.5 games in it.

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Naomi Osaka vs Caroline Garcia Head-to-Head Series

The Osaka vs Garcia h2h is 1-1. These two players have a recent match as they faced one another in the first round of the 2024 Australian Open weeks ago. Garcia managed to win that match to level their head-to-head series. Previously, they had faced one another at the 2021 Australian Open, a match that Osaka won.

Osaka started on her comeback trail at the WTA Brisbane event to start the season. She went 1-1 in that tournament, losing to Karolina Pliskova in the second round. At the Aussie, Osaka went out in the first round and she went out in the first round of last week's Abu Dhabi tournament, losing to Danielle Collins. Her comeback efforts, as of yet, have not produced any significant results yet.

Garcia has not fared that much better lately. She has been a first or second-round casualty in three straight events. However, she did play okay at the United Cup to start the season, going 3-1 in that competition. Her start to the 2024 season would have to draw mixed reviews and perhaps that this not surprising.

At the end of the 2023 WTA season, she seemed to be fading a little on a tour. She is currently ranked 21st in the world so we've seen her take a tumble over the last several months from her Top Ten status.

The Draw: Right-click/Open in the New Tab for the draw for the 2024 Qatar TotalEnergies Open

Osaka vs Garcia Prediction: OVER 22.5 games

Osaka enters this match as a mild underdog at +110 (bet365). When these two players met at the Australian Open, Garcia was the small underdog. It seems that the betting confidence has largely hinged on that previous result. The line score in their last match was 6-4, 7-6.

Osaka is the more talented player. You have to expect her to make the upcoming match a little tighter than the last one. I think bettors should be going with the OVER for total games. That is set at 22.5 and odds on the OVER of -125 (bet365). Look for this one to be a well-contested match with three sets a definite possibility. I also like +500 on Osaka for the 7-5 or 7-6 market for the first-set correct score group.

Garcia vs Osaka prediction: Draw at the 2024 Qatar TotalEnergies Open

Garcia is the 15th seed in the Doha tournament. Ons Jabeur is the seeded player closest to her in the draw. The 4th-seeded Jabeur has been slumping lately, meaning a spot late in the draw is up for grabs for whoever survives the Osaka vs Garcia match.

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