The fourth was the right one. After three defeats in as many matches, Naomi Osaka took the best Tuesday night against Shelby Rogers (6-3, 6-4) to earn a place in the semi-finals of the US Open. “She had the advantage because she had always beaten me. So I had a feeling of revenge and I think my attitude was right“, welcomed the Japanese player who clearly dominated her opponent this time.
Naomi Osaka, winner at Flushing Meadows in 2018 and then at the 2019 Australian Open but who had not passed the round of 16 in the Grand Slam since, will face the American Jennifer Brady (41st) for a place in the final. “She has a faculty to vary the exchanges that I envy herOsaka commented about her future opponent. At 22, the former world number 1 is the youngest player still in contention. On August 29, she withdrew just before her final in Cincinnati due to ‘a thigh injury.
She has been playing since the start of the US Open with a huge bandage on the top of her left leg “hoping that nothing happensBefore this US Open 2020, Osaka had reached the quarter-finals in Grand Slams twice, both times she had finally won the title.
Offensive and solid from the baseline, Osaka left Rogers no chance