Badosa remains unstoppable and Osaka says goodbye to Cincinnati

Paula Badosa continues with her impressive season on the North American hardcourt tour and this morning he sealed his ticket to the Cincinnati WTA 1,000 quarterfinals after defeating Kazakh Elena Rybakina 6-2, 7-6 (5) in one hour and 27 minutes of the game.

From the beginning of the match Badosa came out very aggressive wanting to break Rybakina’s serve, something that resisted her in the first game after letting two break balls escape, but that if he achieved in the fifth and in the seventh game with two consecutive breaks before closing the first round 6-2 with his serve on the first break ball he had.

In the second heat, both Badosa and Rybakina were very solid with their serve, without granting themselves any break option throughout the set, so the heat would end up being decided in the tiebreaker. In the tie-break both players followed the same trend until with 6-5 in favor in minibreaks Badosa broke Rybakina’s serve to close the match on the first occasion he had and seal his pass to the quarterfinals. Now Badosa will be measured for a place in the quarterfinals against Czech Karolina Pliskova, who defeated American Jessica Pegula 6-4, 7-6 (5).

Osaka falls to the Swiss Teichmann

The big surprise of the day was starred by the Japanese Naomi Osaka, who said goodbye to the Cincinnati WTA 1,000 after losing to the Swiss Jill Teichmann. The game did not start badly for the Japanese tennis player, who took the first set 3-6 but Teichmann knew how to react and take advantage of 6 of the 12 break balls to win the next two sets 6-3 and lower the second favorite to the qualification, which will not be able to increase the amount of prizes that it was going to allocate to those affected by the earthquake in Haiti. Now Teichmann will star in a Swiss duel in the quarterfinals against the Olympic champion Belinda Bencic, who beat Czech Karolina Muchova 7-5, 2-1 and retired.

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In the rest of the matches of the day the Czech Petra kvitova defeated Tunisian Ons Jabeur 6-1 and 6-2 and will meet in the quarterfinals with the German Angelique Kerber, that continues to green old laurels after her comeback against the Latvian Jelena Ostapenko by 4-6, 6-2 and 7-5.

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