Tennis: Japan’s Osaka reaches 3rd rd of women’s draw at U.S. Open

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12:43 1 September 2016

NEW YORK, Aug. 31, Kyodo

Japan’s Naomi Osaka defeated China’s Duan Yingying to advance to the third round of the women’s singles at the U.S. Open on Wednesday.

The 18-year-old Osaka, ranked 81st in the world, defeated 103rd-ranked Duan 6-4, 7-6(3) to advance, as compatriots Eri Hozumi and Miyu Kato moved on in the women’s doubles.

“I relaxed a bit too much after taking the lead in the second set,” said Osaka, who eventually sealed the tiebreak and match after 1 hour, 23 minutes, thanks to a forehand unforced error by Duan.

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