World No. 76 shocks Naomi Osaka as Japanese star
World No. 2 Naomi Osaka suffered one of her worst losses this season, falling to Jil Teichmann in a third-round match at the ATP and WTA Cincinnati Masters.
The 76th-ranked Swiss took the biggest upset victory of her career, defeating four-time Grand Slam champion Osaka 3-6 6-3 6-3 at the final major US Open tune-up tournament.
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Teichmann took just over two hours to defeat Osaka, breaking the Japanese star three times in the final set to reach the quarter-finals.
Osaka made 41 unforced errors in the match while hitting only 17 winners while Teichmann struck 21 winners against 29 unforced errors.
It comes after reigning US and Australian Open champion Osaka lost in the third round at the Tokyo Olympics.
Teichmann was absolutely ecstatic. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images).Source:Getty Images
This was her first event outside her homeland since withdrawing from the French Open after the first round, saying taking questions from reporters after matches was causing mental issues. She skipped Wimbledon as well.
In her pre-tournament press conference at the start of the week in Cincinnati, a line of questioning from one reporter caused Osaka to break down in tears.
The 23-year-old, who had a first-round bye, struggled but captured her opening match, defeating American Coco Gauff 4-6 6-3 6-4 but came crashing down to earth against Teichmann as her week ended on a sour note.
Elsewhere, tennis fans were stunned as Ash Barty hammered Victoria Azarenka 6-0 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals.
This was a huge upset.Source:AFP
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