This is a very important title for the Japanese that wasn’t unable to have a successful run at a tournament since the Australian Open. It is quite curious about the fact that the Japanese is back to victory soon after she sacked her coach Jermaine Jenkins. Also, the former world no.1 looked quite relieved and “free of stress” in Osaka.
Score, report, and key facts
Osaka came out strong at the beginning of the set after breaking Pavlyuchenkova in the 2nd game (2-0) before consolidating her break and lead 3-0. The Japanese managed to boost her lead after breaking Pavlyuchenkova in the 8th (6-2) game before conquering the set.
Both players managed to hold their serve for the entire set. The only difference was just 1 break that the Japanese conquered in the 4th game (3-1) before winning the set (6-3).
Naomi missed the chance to break the Russian in the 6th game when she had 3 consecutive chances (0-40).
After this match, the head to head between Osaka and Pavlyuchenkova is 1-1.
Highlights Naomi Osaka vs. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Toray Pan Pacific Open – Osaka
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Naomi Osaka in Osaka
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Tennis Scores in Osaka
- Naomi OsakaOsaka – Anastasia PavlyuchenkovaPavlyuchenkova (6-2 6-3) – See score progression
- Naomi OsakaOsaka – Anastasia PavlyuchenkovaPavlyuchenkova (0-1) – See H2H details