Osaka beaten in quarters for her first tournament on grass

Osaka beaten in quarters for her first tournament on grass

Naomi Osaka was eliminated on Friday in the quarter-finals of the grass-court tournament in ‘s-Hertogenbosch by Canadian Bianca Andreescu in three sets.

Former world No.1 Naomi Osaka was eliminated Friday in the quarter-finals of the grass-court tournament in ‘s-Hertogenbosch by Canadian Bianca Andreescu in three sets 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3 ).

It was the first tournament on grass played by the Japanese in five years.

Aged 26, Osaka returned to the circuit this year after stopping for fifteen months to give birth to a child.

At Roland Garros, she was the only one to worry world No.1 and future winner Iga Swiatek, by obtaining a match point in the second round.

Andreescu, 23, did not confirm after her surprise victory at the US Open in 2019. She was 228th in the world arriving in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.

She will face Italian Dalma Galfi for a place in the final of the Dutch tournament.

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