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“I see this as a form of revenge,” says Osaka in her court interview. After beating Rogers for the first time in four career encounters. “I just feel like she had the upper hand because I never hit her and those memories are stuck in my head.”
She adds, “I feel like I’ve been through a lot [since they last met in 2017]”But the Charleston match left a really bad taste in my mouth, so I’m really happy that I managed to get a much better positive attitude today.”
Osaka, who has scored three times the number of winners (24) from easy fouls (eight), says all of her matches were more difficult than the results indicated and prepared well for next Thursday’s match against another American opponent: the first in the main semi-final. – Finals Jennifer Brady.
“I think she’s a really great player,” says Osaka of Brady. “She has the variety that I would have liked, so I’m a little jealous. But, yeah, she’s very nice and I think it’s going to be a really tough game and we’ll do our best.”
When asked about the tape that’s been on her left thigh in every game so far, Osaka said, “The times that I think are precautionary, fluctuate a little. At this point, I’m just recording it hoping something won’t happen.”
Osaka won 6-3, 6-4!
Group B: Osaka 6-3, 6-4 Rogers
Osaka closes her elegantly, holding on to love and crushing her seventh ace along the way. She won 6-3, 6-4 after 80 minutes, and booked the US Open semi-final match with Jennifer Brady on Thursday.
Group B: Osaka 6-3, 5-4 Rogers
Osaka lifted the score to 30 in serving Rogers and took two points off the finish line. But Rogers followed him the winner with a backhand in the open field followed by a powerful shot of 107 mph. Rogers clings to him and will force Osaka to send him.
Group B: Osaka 6-3, 5-3 Rogers *
Another love of contacted Osaka, who won 14 of her last 15 points in a serving. Rogers will remain in the tournament.
Group B: Osaka 6-3, 4-3 Rogers
Rogers faces her biggest pressure yet after falling in love 15 and 15-30, but she’s able to get out of trouble with three quick points.
Group B: Osaka 6-3, 4-2 Rogers *
Another stress-free pass for Osaka, which has been largely dominant in service games despite having only 47% of its first serve.
Group B: Osaka 6-3, Rogers 3-2
Rogers opens a decisive service game with a second double foul in her match, but follows him with three back-to-back winners for control, then locking in control with the winner of the 107-mph serve. A pass was badly needed but the American will need to make progress in serving Osaka if she hopes to extend this match.
Group B: Osaka 6-3, 3-1 Rogers *
Osaka supports the break in style with a quick hold on love: 100 mph width, 112 mph service winner, front kick winner, 108 mph speed winner.
Osaka breaks in the third half of the second set!
Group B: Osaka 6-3, 2-1 Rogers
Rogers gets the best of Osaka with a home-to-out frontal win from a baseline step to March settlement 19 roundsThe longest running game so far. But after hitting a winner with a backhand on the 30-love streak, Rogers tracked down with her 19, 20, and 21 non-coercive mistakes (all front punches) to lose the breaking point. Osaka wastes the ball with a misleading backhand, but gains a second break opportunity moments later and switches with a backhand kick at a sharp angle that Rogers can’t handle. Rogers had three times the number of non-coercive mistakes (21) that Osaka made (seven) and their cost started.
Group B: Osaka 6-3, 1-1 Rogers *
Osaka falls in love – 15 on serving after the first unintended mistake of backstroke in the night and is pushed to 30 – all as she continues to serve in her betrayal. But she follows it with a pair of second serve that Rogers couldn’t get back on, and the wait closed again.
Group B: Osaka 6-3, Rogers 0-1
Osaka pushed the score to 30 goals in serving Rogers with another winner with a clear backhand, but the American outplayed her opponent from baseline in the next two points to keep the serve.
Osaka wins the first set 6-3!
Group A: Osaka 6-3 Rogers
Comfortably carrying 30-man Osaka, she crushes with her fourth and fifth messages along the way. The two players scored 13 winners in the opening set that lasted 38 minutes, but the cleanest play for Osaka (five negative faults) was the lead by far against the most troubled Rogers (16).
Osaka breaks the eighth inning of the first set!
Group A: * Osaka 5-3 Rogers
Rogers Disastrous Service Game. She makes double faults to open up, misses a backhand and then watch helplessly as Osaka tears up a backhand at a triple break point. Osaka needs only one of them, however, who was bullying Rogers around the field during a 14-punch exchange before hitting a winner with a forehand to tighten his fist on love. Osaka serves the first group.
Rogers broke in the seventh inning of the first group!
Group A: Osaka 4-3 Rogers *
More mixed serves for Osaka, and Rogers won the first point of the match after slipping a second serve to the winner in the second leg. Osaka scored a quick three points to 15-40, but Rogers hit back with the second winner and Osaka mixed in her first double-foul with Deuce. After that, Rogers hit the net early in the point (aggressive!) And hit the winning ball with a header to set its first breakout chance at night, but Osaka wipes it out with an Ace … or not! Rogers challenged that and Hooke ruled it an inch. Now the American gets a second crack at her first breakout point and this time turns it on with a winning forward blow from a 75 mph fast serve.
Osaka breaks the sixth in the first set!
Group A: Osaka 4-2 Rogers
Rogers starts with a pair of winners, but follows him with three straightforward easy mistakes to go from 30 to 40 and breakdown point. She saved it with a backhand early in point, but gave Osaka a second look at rest after a few points with another forehand. This time Osaka is covering as Rogers sends a backhand past the baseline. Rogers has already committed nearly five times the number of non-coercive fouls (14) by Osaka (four) compared to eight winners for both.
Group A: Osaka 3-2 Rogers *
Another love is carried by Osaka, who has won her last 11 serving points.
Group A: Osaka 2-2 Rogers
Rogers’ early squeeze after consecutive easy faults from a backhand put her into the 30-love hole on her serve. But the Pennsylvania native is working her way out of trouble, winning three fast points including the 111 mph ace. Another backhands mistake drives her to a loss, but from there catches a service winner and her second ace (she was backed up after the Osaka Challenge). Five unintended mistakes from a backhand kick already for Rogers compared to zero for Osaka, but they are in a serving in the opening match.
Group A: Osaka 2-1 Rogers *
Osaka is swinging in love with the winner of a front pass early in the point followed by 107 mph, 110 mph in the middle and the winner of the second service 75 mph.
Group A: * Osaka 1-1 Rogers
Rogers trail for Love-15 after Osaka dominated the team early in a rally and won a forehand. The American won two quick points but Osaka pushed him to 30 when Rogers pushed a long backhand. From there Rogers strikes a pair of winners with forehand strikes to reach the board with early comment. Powerful opening service game.
Group A: Osaka 1-0 Rogers *
Osaka traps Love-15, then 15-30 in serving before leveling off with a heavy backhand in the corner. She gets a little bit of a hassle with her premature throwing service, twice refuses and apologizes online. Helping Rogers with an unintentional backhand error, Osaka then smashed the ball 111 mph down the center.
Osaka took up the court wearing a mask in the name of George Floyd, The black man shot by police in Minneapolis after a videotaped accident in which an officer kneels on his neck as he lies on the ground.
Hello and welcome to Arthur Ashe Stadium in the women’s second quarter-finals tonight between Japan’s Naomi Osaka and Shelby Rogers from the United States. Osaka is back in the Grand Slam quarter-finals for the first time since winning the 2019 Australian Open. Rogers, who returned to fitness after returning from a 13-month hiatus last year due to knee surgery, is only playing in the second quarterfinals of her career after she was Her first at the 2016 French Open.
There is no doubt that fourth-seeded Osaka is the favorite, but the two-time champion has no win in three encounters with Rogers and has yet to win a group over America.
Players should take the field momentarily and we will capture it by covering each match separately.
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