The stunning run of Naomi Osaka at the US Open

Is Naomi Osaka ready for a Grand Slam title

Osaka joins Serena Williams and Anastasija Sevastova in the penultimate round of the tournament, as she awaits the victor of Madison Keys vs. Carla Suarez Navarro on Wednesday night.

"I really don't think it's that hot, sorry".

The 20-year-old is the youngest player left in the draw. Back in 1995, it was Kimiko Date (who ultimately went out in the quarterfinal), and Shuzo Matsuoka, who went four sets with that year's eventual champion, Pete Sampras, in his quarterfinal matchup.

Tsurenko then held serve and brought up three break points in the following game but failed to convert and double-faulted twice in the final game to hand Osaka victory.

"Well, it definitely means a lot for me, and I always thought if I were to win a Grand Slam, the first one I'd want to win is the US Open, because I have grown up here and, like, then my grandparents can come and watch", she said.

"Just like my entire body was shaking, so I'm really glad I was able to play well today", she said. The second set was taking on a new meaning where the Japanese started off aggressive and earning points, but then Sabalenka chose to correct mistakes she'd made on the first one.

"Naomi's doing well, because she has won a Masters (Indian Wells)".

"I hate matches like this", said Tsurenko.

Sep 5, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Naomi Osaka of Japan faces Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine in a quarter-final match on day ten of the 2018 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

Tsurenko didn't appear bothered by the conditions, but whether it was her health or just first-time jitters, she was off from the minute she stepped onto Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Osaka had lost just seven games in reaching the fourth round and was simply far too good for Tsurenko, who struggled badly in the heat in beating Marketa Vondrousova two days ago and could not find anything like her best form here. I'm grateful that I got the opportunity to play her in Miami.



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