Similarly, former British No.1 Tim Henman has urged Osaka to not underestimate Brady, who has just won one career title.
“I think the final between Osaka and Brady is a great match-up, Henman explained to Eurosport.
“Obviously you’ve got a former Grand Slam champions [Osaka], playing someone in there first final [Brady].
“It’s always going to be interesting to see how the two players deal with that. I think Osaka is definitely the favourite, but Brady has played some big matches this fortnight and she’s played some big matches in the past. She definitely shouldn’t be underestimated.”