The Greek beat Osaka 6-0 6-4 to reach the semi-finals of the WTA 1000 tournament in Miami.
The inspiration of Greek Maria Sakkari led to the end of the good race of Japanese player Naomi Osaka, second-placed (6-0, 6-4), to reach the semi-finals of the WTA 1000 tournament in Miami.
The Japanese, this season’s Australian Open champion this season, has won for the second time after achieving in 2019 and joining two other Grand Slam titles, both in the United States (2020 and 2018), 23 consecutive victories. Al-Saqri finished that flawless course to reach the semi-finals for the third time this year after the Abu Dhabi and Melbourne competitions.
Tennis Helena, who lost to Osaka on three of her four occasions, completed a flawless first set and an active second set.
In the first half, she overcame her opponent, and then, when Japan hit back 4-1 to reach the final playoffs, Scary scored five games in a row to win 6-4 and the victory was over after 73 minutes.
The world-wide 25th Greek tennis player, and with the only Rabat win of her career, will play her first semi-final in Miami against the winner in the duel between eighth seeded Canadian Bianca Andreescu and the Spanish. Sarah Sorips. (Dr)