In the women’s singles of the Western & Southern Open 2021, on the Cincinnati hard-courts, Naomi Osaka was sensationally eliminated in the third round by Jil Teichmann, with the final score of 6-3 3-6 3-6, confirming the negative moment that the young Japanese star is living on the tennis court.
What happened from the eve of the Roland Garros 2021 onwards seems to have influenced her performances: the opportunity to redeem these results will now be at the US Open.
In the other matches, defending champion Victoria Azarenka was defeated in the third round by world number 1 and Wimbledon champion Ashleigh Barty. Barbora Krejcikova instead beat Garbine Muguruza. Excellent victory also for Angelique Kerber against Jelena Ostapenko, while Petra Kvitova and Karolina Pliskova respectively eliminated Ons Jabeur and Jessica Pegula. Today will start the querterfinals of the men’s and the women’s singles.