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Haiti – Tennis : Haitian-Japanese Naomi Osaka qualified for the 1/2 final of the US Open


Haiti – Tennis : Haitian-Japanese Naomi Osaka qualified for the 1/2 final of the US Open

09/09/2020 11:45:06

Haiti - Tennis : Haitian-Japanese Naomi Osaka qualified for the 1/2 final of the US Open

Sunday after her qualification in the quarterfinals of the US Open against the Estonian Anett Kontaveit (24 years old) (21st in the world) in two sets (6-3, 6-4) it took Tuesday only 1h20mn and 2 sets to the Japanese Naomi Osaka proud of her Haitian origin https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-25487-haiti-tennis-naomi-osaka-proud-of-her-haitian-origins.html to win the victory (6 -3, 6-4) on the Arthur-Ashe court of the “Flushing Meadows” in New York against the American Shelby Rogers (27) 93rd in the world (WTA) and to qualify for the semi-final of the US Open.

Naomi Osaka didn’t have to do too much to outperform Shelby Rogers without having the easy part. Shelby Rogers who tried a lot, was unsuccessful (27 unforced errors for 23 winning shots) and succumbed to the pressure.

Naomi will face the American 25-year-old Jennifer Brady (41st in the world) in the semifinals, who has not lost a set in this tournament and exudes an impressive serenity. To get her place in the final, Naomi will have to make efforts, especially in service (weak point of her last two sets, 47% of first balls) against a tough opponent who does not intend to let it be imposed “[…] she’s a really amazing player. She’s got the variety that I’d like to have, so I’m really jealous. Naomi said of her future opponent Jennifer Brady.

The semi-final match will take place on Thursday June 10 (order and time to be defined)

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