Naomi Osaka has Thursday to the third round at Roland Garros struggled. The number one of the world knocked the former world champions Victoria Azarenka. Also Serena Williams is into the third round.
Osaka had three sets and almost three hours for the former number one of the world from belarus to beat: 4-6, 7-5 and 6-3.
After the Japanese the first set had already lost and a backlog had accrued in the second set, she seemed on the road to a shutdown. They are stronger however, back of a 4-2 gap and broke Azarenka at 6-5 again. That gave her the set.
In the third set, took Osaka distance, but they had trouble getting the party to serve. Azarenka came from 5-1 back to 5-3, but left Osaka not come.
In the third round to take the number one of the world the Czech Katerina Siniakova. That was in three sets too strong for the Greek Maria Sakkari, which if 29th is posted: 7-6 (5), 6-7 (8) and 6-3.
Williams yielded just five games in. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Williams easy along Nara
Serena Williams had a lot less trouble in the third round to reach. She was after more than an hour’s play done with the Japanese Kurumi Nara: 6-3 and 6-2.
The tenth seeded American had it in the first round against the Russian Vitalia Diatchenko is still difficult, but against the global number 238 didn’t they already to deep to go.
A late break gave her the first set, which denderde in the second company. Therein given to her 27-year-old opponent but two games. Williams is now her compatriot Sofia Kenin.
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