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Naomi Osaka fails to arrange Coco Gauff metting after shock loss

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© Getty Pictures Sport – Clive Brunskill

4-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka didn’t arrange an Indian Wells round-of-16 assembly in opposition to Coco Gauff after shedding to Elise Mertens.

On Monday, No. 3 seed and residential favourite Gauff ousted Lucia Bronzetti 6-2 7-6 (5) to progress into the Indian Wells round-of-16. After Gauff sealed a round-of-16 ticket, she was ready on the winner of the match between Osaka and Mertens. 

At that second, it appeared seemingly that an Osaka and Gauff match would spotlight round-of-16 motion in Indian Wells. However then, Osaka suffered a loss as Mertens claimed a 7-5 6-4 win over the previous world No. 1.

Down by a double break early within the first set, Osaka managed to get better and tie the primary set to 5 video games apiece. Simply when it appeared that Osaka might make a giant comeback within the first set, she misplaced her serve once more within the eleventh sport as Mertens took a 6-5 lead earlier than serving out for the opener within the following sport.

Naomi Osaka
Naomi Osaka© Getty Pictures Sport – Matthew Stockman


After shedding the primary set, Osaka additionally dropped her serve within the first sport of the second set however managed to get the break again within the sixth sport. However simply after getting the break again, Osaka misplaced her serve once more within the seventh sport of the second set. Up by a set and a break, Mertens held on to her serve for the rest of the match to finish a two-set win.

How Gauff beat Bronzetti?

Early within the match, Gauff skilled some difficulties on her serve however managed to avoid wasting a break level within the first sport – three break factors within the third sport – and 5 break factors within the fifth sport. After blowing eight early break factors, Bronzetti paid the value as Gauff claimed back-to-back breaks within the sixth and eighth video games to win the primary set.

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Within the second set, Gauff blew a break she earned within the sixth sport for a 4-2 lead however nonetheless managed to get the job carried out after successful the second-set tie-break – the place she was 4-5 down earlier than successful three factors in a row to finish a two-set win. 

Coco Gauff
Coco Gauff© Getty Pictures Sport – Clive Brunskill


Aryna Sabalenka sees off Emma Raducanu

On Monday, No. 2 seed Sabalenka was additionally in motion, beating 2021 US Open champion Raducanu 6-3 7-5.

After claiming the primary break of the match within the sixth sport, Sabalenka missed out on two set factors within the eighth sport however transformed her third set level when serving for the primary set within the ninth sport.

Up by a set, Sabalenka additionally broke Raducanu within the fifth sport of the second set however the Briton managed to get the break again immediately within the following sport. Nonetheless, blowing an early second-set break did not influence Sabalenka, who broke Raducanu once more within the eleventh sport earlier than serving out for the match within the subsequent sport. 

Additionally, it must be famous that Raducanu positively had her probabilities in key moments of the match however she missed on 4 break factors within the ninth sport of the primary set and in addition did not convert any of her three break factors within the twelfth sport of the second set – the video games wherein Sabalenka was serving for the primary and second units.

Aryna Sabalenka and Emma Raducanu
Aryna Sabalenka and Emma Raducanu© Getty Pictures Sport – Clive Brunskill


In her subsequent match, Sabalenka performs in opposition to both Elina Svitolina or Emma Navarro.

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