Naomi Osaka bests Aliaksandra Sasnovich 7-63 2-6 6-2 in the 2nd round in Cincinnati on Wednesday. Osaka will engage against Su-Wei Hsieh in the 3rd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

The Japanese won the set after she broke Sasnovich in the 3rd (2-1) and in the 5th (3-2) game. The Belarussian tried to stage a comeback breaking in the 4th (2-2) and in the 10th (5-5) game. Notwithstanding, the Japanese stayed solid before winning the set at the following tiebreak at 3.

2nd set.

The Belarussian in this set didn’t concede much to Osaka and for that reason she won 6-2 after breaking the Japanese in the 5th (3-2) and in the 7th (5-2) game.

Naomi was completely knocked out in the last 5 games of the set (from 1-2 to 6-2).

3rd set.

Osaka had a head start at the beginning of the set to break Sasnovich in the 2nd game (2-0) before consolidating her break and lead 3-0. Naomi managed to boost her lead after breaking the Belarussian in the 8th (6-2) game before managing to win the set.

Statistics

At the end of the match, Osaka scored 89 points vs. Sasnovich’s 79 points.

Osaka served very well to win 77% of the points (44/57) behind her first serve. Nonetheless she won only 45% points (13/29) on her second serve. The Japanese was effective when converting 80% of the break points that she conquered (4/5). On the other side, Sasnovich didn’t lose the focus when converting 57% of the break points that she procured points (4/7). However, that was not enough to win the match.

After this match, the head to head between Osaka and Sasnovich is 4-0 for Naomi.

Highlights Naomi Osaka vs. Aliaksandra Sasnovich Western & Southern Open – Cincinnati

HOT SHOT

1st
Osaka
Sasnovich
7-6
7
6
6
6
5
6
5
5
5
4
5
3
4
3
4
2
3
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
0
1
2nd
Osaka
Sasnovich
2-6
2
6
2
5
2
4
2
3
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
0
3rd
Osaka
Sasnovich
6-2
6
2
5
2
4
2
4
1
3
1
3
0
2
0
1
0

Next Match: Naomi Osaka vs. Su-Wei Hsieh – H2H and stats

Osaka will come up against Hsieh in the 3rd round.

This will be the 4th time that Naomi Osaka and Su-Wei Hsieh clash against each other. The head to head is 2-1 for Osaka (see full H2H stats),but they are 1-1 on hard.

The last time that they squared off, Osaka won 6-4 6-3 in the 2nd round in Stuttgart back in April 2019.

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