World quantity two Naomi Osaka loses in Cincinnati Masters third spherical

Naomi Osaka and Jil Teichmann
Naom Osaka made 41 unforced errors within the match

World quantity two Naomi Osaka suffered a shock third-round defeat to Swiss wildcard Jil Teichmann on the Cincinnati Masters.

The Japanese star, 23, misplaced 3-6 6-3 6-3 to the world quantity 76.

“I’ve excessive expectations of myself however there was nothing extra I may do to win this match,” Osaka mentioned.

Elsewhere, high seeds Daniil Medvedev and Ashleigh Barty are among the many massive names by to the quarter-finals in Cincinnati.

Russian world quantity two Medvedev beat Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov 6-3 6-3 within the males’s draw.

He extends his successful streak to seven matches, having gained the Canadian Open title on Sunday.

In the meantime, British duo Andy Murray and Daniel Evans, who each exited the Cincinnati Masters earlier this week, have been given wildcards for the Winston-Salem Open – the ultimate match earlier than the beginning of the US Open on 30 August.

Murray was overwhelmed within the second spherical by Hubert Hurkacz whereas British primary Evans misplaced to tenth seed Diego Schwartzman.

Osaka ‘feeling extra assured’ regardless of loss

Naomi Osaka
Osaka was competing in her first occasion exterior the Tokyo Olympics since Might

Reigning US and Australian Open champion Osaka, who misplaced within the third spherical on the latest Olympics in Tokyo, made 41 unforced errors within the match whereas hitting solely 17 winners.

She was enjoying in her first match exterior her homeland since withdrawing from the French Open in Might.

The four-time Grand Slam winner went on to overlook Wimbledon to take a break from tennis, having skilled anxiousness and melancholy.

“I am feeling extra assured in myself,” mentioned Osaka, who will look to defend her US Open title later this month. “There have been instances the place I used to be doubting myself. It is necessary to remind myself what my strengths are. I believe I did that effectively within the first set.

“Within the second set, possibly I performed a bit extra to her rhythm, and likewise within the third set, as effectively.”

Osaka will donate her $24,200 (£17,800) prize cash in assist of the earthquake restoration effort in Haiti, her father’s homeland, with match officers matching her donation.

“I am comfortable, however unhappy that I did not go additional,” Osaka mentioned. “However I believe I raised consciousness. I am glad we have been in a position to contribute one thing.”

Barty breezes by

Elsewhere within the girls’s draw, Australia’s world primary and up to date Wimbledon winner Barty stormed previous Belarus’ defending champion Victoria Azarenka 6-0 6-2.

The Czech Republic’s Barbora Krejcikova beat Spain’s 2017 champion Garbine Muguruza 6-1 6-7 (5-7) 6-2, whereas Germany’s two-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber can also be by to the final eight, marking her tenth Cincinnati look with a 4-6 6-2 7-5 win over Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko.

Czech eleventh seed Petra Kvitova later defeated Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur 6-1 6-2.

Within the males’s draw, German third seed Alexander Zverev progressed with a 6-2 6-3 win over Argentine Guido Pella, whereas Spain’s seventh seed Pablo Carreno Busta defeated ninth seed Hubert Hurkacz 7-6 (8-6) 7-6 (7-3) to arrange a quarter-final conflict with Medvedev.

Benoit Paire of France beat American John Isner 7-6 (7-1) 6-7 (2-7) 6-1, however French compatriot Gael Monfils was toppled 7-6 (7-2) 7-6 (7-5) by Russian fourth seed Andrey Rublev.

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