Osaka powers into U.S. Open semis by routing Tsurenko

Naomi Osaka US Open

She will meet Madison Keys on Thursday, after the American dumped out Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro in the day's other women's quarterfinal, also in straight sets 6-4 6-3.

Keys, the No. 14 seed and runner-up a year ago, faces No. 20 Naomi Osaka of Japan in the night's other semifinal.

The US Open has been her most successful Grand Slam and she has had big match experience on the Arthur Ashe Stadium before, having brought Maria Sharapova's high profile run to an end past year in the fourth round.

It has already been a successful return to Flushing Meadows for Nishikori who missed the U.S. Open previous year with a wrist injury that saw his ranking plunge and put him on the comeback trail that included playing Challenger-level tournaments.

Since her Indian Wells triumph, the 20-year-old has produced a much tamer stretch, posting a 13-11 record prior to arriving in NY.

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Long identified as a promising up-and-comer with power that causes Chris Evert to compare her to Serena Williams, Osaka has been asked about her background at every step of her career.

"So I knew that I was going to have to play really well but also know that she's going to come up with some great shots and defend really well". She recovered to win in three sets, with her opponent accusing her after the match of acting.

Only once had Japan had a man and woman reach the quarterfinals of the same major, and Shuzo Matsuoka and Kimiko Date both lost in that round at Wimbledon in 1995. And, when Sevastova dropped her serve at the start of the second set, she knew she was looking across the net at the best player in the world, whom the tournament recognised with a No17 seeding for the fortnight.

Again in the second set, both players' service games held strong, but then in the sixth game Keys broke Suarez Navarro for the second time to take a 4-2 lead.

"Long, but not too long", the 13-time Grand Slam victor added. Osaka said she has tried to keep this tournament business-like as she navigates her way through the draw, but her triumph in NY is not just about advancing her career.

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It was another hot afternoon Wednesday, with temperatures in the 30s C, but feeling much hotter due to the humidity.

She pushed some balls a few feet past the baseline, often failing to make Osaka do anything special to win a point and finishing with 31 unforced errors.

"Overall, he's just really nice and positive and bubbly and stuff", Osaka said.

"I hate matches like this", Tsurenko said. I remember I wasn't there for the match. 'They wanted to see me play and I wanted to give them the best that I can.

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