Tennis – WTA Finals: Sloane Stephens Wins Over Naomi Osaka
American Sloane Stephens created a prevailing final set to beat US Open victor Naomi Osaka at the WTA Finals.
The match exchanged a few breaks of serve in the primary set however Stephens, edged it 7-5 of every 52 minutes.
Osaka, 21, finished off a 55-minute second set 6-4.
Japan’s Osaka had a break point at 1-0 in the decider, yet neglected to convert it when Stephens seemed to double fault, and her adversary flooded to a 7-5 4 6-1 win.
Osaka’s serve abandoned her in the last set as she was broken 3 times.
Sloane Stephens downs Osaka at WTA Finals.
A confident Sloane Stephens stormed to victory with a commanding third set performance against Japanese sensation Naomi Osaka as the upsets continued at the WTA Finals in Singapore. pic.twitter.com/xKfGH7IXzn
— Rahma Television (@RahmaTelevision) October 22, 2018
In the whole match she created 46 unforced mistakes, contrasted and 31 from Stephens – Osaka’s quick forerunner as US Open victor.
The occasion includes the main eight players this year, split into two gatherings of four.
The main two players from each round-robin gathering will advance to the semi-finals, with the the final being held on 28 October.
Germany’s Angelique Kerber goes up against Dutch player Kiki Bertens later on Monday.
What a way to end my last WTA Finals! From Serena Williams to Mariah Sharapova to Gabine Miguza to Naomi Osaka, I final got to catch a autographed ball from Sloane Stephens. It has been a good 5years. pic.twitter.com/D5I6Cfe9DQ
— b1n9o (@b1n9o) October 22, 2018
It’s been almost three years since Sloane Stephens played against Naomi Osaka. A lot has changed – both players improved significantly & what’s more interesting – both won The US Open! However, Stephens opens the Red Group with a gritty win. pic.twitter.com/JqYmIAhNTS
— SportsEdTV (@SportsEdTV) October 22, 2018
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