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MIAMI – As Naomi Osaka’s 23-game winning streak came to an end on Wednesday, she paused before serving to cran her neck and study the sky, as if she was seeking some intervention from high

Then she continued, not 23-seeded Maria Sakkari, who beat Osaka 6-0, 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the Miami Open

“The more stuff like this, the more I’ll learn,” the No Osaka, ranked 2, said

Osaka’s loss was his first since February 2020, and it ended any chance of reclaiming the No 1 ranking this week from Ash Barty, who is in the semi-finals

The men’s favorite left almost 12 hours later when No 1 seed Daniil Medvedev lost to No 7 seeded Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain 6-4, 6-2 Medvedev maimed his racket in anger after losing his serve for falling behind at the end of the first set, and little happened for him the rest of the time

“If he broke a racket it’s because he lost patience” said Bautista Agut “I think I did great things to put him under pressure and feel like this”

Medvedev fell 0-3 to Bautista Agut, one of six players remaining in the men’s draw None won a Masters 1000 event

Sakkari will play next time Non 8-seeded Bianca Andreescu of Canada, who lost her serve eight times but still outlasted seedless Sara Sorribes Tormo 6-4, 3-6 , 6-3

“I’m very proud of the way I handled it tonight because it wasn’t easy,” said Andreescu “My body was giving in, then my mind was giving in at one point , because I was just thinking about my fatigue”

Osaka won her fourth Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in February, but in five appearances in Miami she never advanced beyond the quarter-finals She said she couldn’t not be comfortable on the hard surface of the tournament

“I felt like I didn’t play well this whole tournament, like I couldn’t find a groove,” she said

Against Sakkari, the only Greek woman ranked in the top 250, Osaka lost 15 consecutive points on her serve to fall behind and take a 4-1 lead in the second set She faced a breaking point in seven of his eight service games

“Today’s service issues came out of nowhere,” Osaka said. “My first service didn’t take place at all today”

Sakkari claimed her sixth career victory against one of the top five opponents She is still in the tournament only because she saved six match points in the previous round before beating American Jessica Pegula

On the men’s side, 19-year-old Italian Jannik Sinner secured his first place in the semi-finals in a top-level ATP Tour event by beating No Alexander Bublik, 32 seed, 7-6 ( 5), 6-4

“You’re not human, man,” Bublik joked. “You’re 15 and you play like that? Good job “

Osaka only made 41% of their first serves and paid a price for it, as Sakkari aggressively attacked the second set Sakkari also served well and would repeatedly extend rallies until Osaka did. an error

“I don’t think this is the best tennis I’ve played in my life,” said Sakkari “I just did what I had to do”

Osaka took a 40-0 lead in the opener, but didn’t earn another point on her serve until the second set When she ended the drought, she received a big standing ovation of the small crowd, which she followed with her best tennis streak

But Sakkari rallied From 40-0 down, she won five straight points, hitting one last thunderous comeback to shatter for a 5-4 lead She then served coldly for the win

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Ebene News – CA – Naomi Osaka’s 23-game winning streak ends against Maria Sakkari in Miami – TSNCalifornia

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