Osaka tops Kontaveit, back in US Open quarters


Naomi Osaka returned to the U.S. Open quarterfinals by way of making the most of some early jitters for Anett Kontaveit and appearing no in poor health results from a up to date left hamstring downside. The fourth-seeded Osaka by no means confronted a spoil level and beat the 14th-seeded Kontaveit 6-3, 6-4 in Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Osaka owns two Grand Slam titles, together with Flushing Meadows in 2018. She misplaced in the fourth spherical a yr in the past.

Kontaveit gained the fit’s first level, however adopted that with a couple of double-faults, adopted by way of a couple of backhand mistakes to get damaged.

And Osaka was once on her method, successful 35 of 45 provider issues.

The 22-year-old from Japan stepped forward to 5-Zero head-to-head in opposition to Kontaveit and now faces unseeded Shelby Rogers of the United States in the quarterfinals.

Rogers has gained all 3 fits she’s performed in opposition to Osaka.



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