Pliskova, Keys through as Kerber exits US Open

Pliskova, Keys through as Kerber exits US Open

Japanese teenager Osaka produced an inspired performance in NY to thump Kerber 6-3, 6-1 and ensure the latter will slip out of the world's top 10 at the tournament's end.

Top seed Karolina Pliskova had little trouble in the match before Kerber's, rolling to a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Magda Linette of Poland.

A set away from her first-ever top 10 victory in 10 attempts, Osaka didn't let the magnitude of the occasion daunt her. "There are few things, but I think it's coming just with matches and match confidence".

"Yeah, I was really happy because I grew up watching the greatest players play on that court, so to win a match on it felt really special".

Osaka controlled her emotions and shellacked Kerber, whose rocky 2017 Grand Slam season ended on an unforced forehand error. The 29-year-old German recently welcomed back a former coach, Benjamin Ebrahimzadeh, for the U.S. Open, although clearly it did not produce the desired results.

- The 25-year-old was a finalist at Flushing Meadows last year and is looking to seal her first grand slam title this time around.

The German will fall out of the Top 10 after the U.S. Open. Kerber also went out in the first round of the 2017 French Open earlier this year. "It was quite tough when she first came on tour because she was shy and she was reluctant to speak Japanese".

"It was not my day, completely not my day today", Kerber said. "I mean, of course, you have always the goal for years to go there and to reach the top, but then if you are there, you actually don't know what to expect, and then it's just the process". You have to get used to everything. "I think serve could be better, but overall, I think it was solid".

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Osaka had played just two hard-court events this summer before Tuesday's win, in tournaments in Stanford and Toronto.

Rain caused 55 of the 64 scheduled matches to be suspended or postponed.

In their playing days, Clijsters held the narrow edge in her head-to-head with Davenport, leading 9-8.

Avoiding the word "pressure", Kerber mulled her lost season after the defeat, saying, "I had much less matches [than] past year". Osaka had the court well-covered with her agility and kept Kerber on the defensive the entire match.

Matches scheduled for Arthur Ashe Stadium, including Rafael Nadal vs. Dusan Lajovic and Roger Federer vs. Frances Tiafoe, continued as planned with the roof closed.

"Well, I lived in Long Island", the teenager said, pausing to reminisce on her and her sister's childhood.

"I felt the same type of nerves come up, 4-1 in this match, so I wanted to tell myself just to keep playing how I was playing and not let the nerves get over me as much as a year ago", she said. Then I just started crying a little bit, because I was really shocked. "But for me it was for sure not the best day and not the best match", said Kerber.

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