Score, report, and key facts
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.
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).
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.
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
Next Match: Naomi Osaka vs. Su-Wei Hsieh – H2H and stats
Osaka will come up against Hsieh in the 3rd round.
The last time that they squared off, Osaka won 6-4 6-3 in the 2nd round in Stuttgart back in April 2019.