Tennis – US Open ’18: Naomi Defeats Lesia; Into The Semi’s

Naomi Osaka achieved her first Grand Slam semi-final with a prevailing triumph over Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko at the US Open. The 20-year-old lost only 2 games and won 6-1 6-1 against her unseeded rival in 58 minutes.

Both Osaka and Tsurenko were contending in their first Slam quarter-final, however the Ukrainian looked physically depleted and out of form on Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Osaka, who is viewed as a standout amongst other youthful players in the sport, broke in Tsurenko’s first service game and cruised through the 1st set in 26 minutes before hustling into a 4-0 lead in the second set.

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Tsurenko at that point held serve and raised three break points in the accompanying diversion. However, she could not convert and made a double fault twice in the last game to hand Osaka a much deserved triumph.

After this victory, Naomi became the principal Japanese lady to achieve a Grand Slam semi-final since Kimiko Date at Wimbledon in 1996.

Osaka will now play American Madison Keys or Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro in the semi-final match of the US Open 2018.

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