10 Aug 2019, 06:02 IST
Serena Williams produced a superb show to say a straight-sets win over Naomi Osaka within the Rogers Cup quarter-finals on Friday.
Within the first assembly between the celebrities since final 12 months’s controversial US Open remaining, Williams was in spectacular type, recording a 6-Three 6-Four victory in Toronto.
Williams’ meltdown at Flushing Meadows in the course of the decider in 2018 overshadowed what was Osaka’s first grand slam success.
The 23-time grand slam champion has since apologised and, of their first assembly since, Williams delivered an impeccable efficiency on the WTA Premier match.
Impacted by gradual begins this week, Williams made a greater opening to her conflict with Japanese star Osaka, who needed to dig out of a gap at 2-3.
Nonetheless, Osaka – taking part in extra tentatively in windy circumstances – despatched a forehand lengthy to provide Williams, a three-time winner of the match, a break within the eighth recreation.
Williams took the set with a giant serve after which broke once more within the third recreation of the second set as Osaka, who will return to high spot within the rankings, struggled to seek out solutions.
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The American had misplaced her earlier two conferences with Osaka, however managed to shut out what was a powerful victory.