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Serena Williams dominates Naomi Osaka in first meeting since US Open final

first_imgHowever, Osaka – playing more tentatively in windy conditions – sent a forehand long to give Williams, a three-time winner of the tournament, a break in the eighth game.Williams took the set with a big serve and then broke again in the third game of the second set as Osaka, who will return to top spot in the rankings, struggled to find answers.Point!What a rally @serenawilliams takes to get the early break! #RC19 pic.twitter.com/MWSLqLTAp1— WTA (@WTA) August 10, 2019Williams had lost her previous two meetings with Osaka, but managed to close out what was an impressive victory. Serena Williams produced a brilliant display to claim a straight-sets win over Naomi Osaka in the Rogers Cup quarter-finals on Friday.In the first meeting between the stars since last year’s controversial US Open final, Williams was in impressive form, recording a 6-3 6-4 victory in Toronto. Williams’ meltdown at Flushing Meadows during the decider in 2018 overshadowed what was Osaka’s first grand slam success.The 23-time grand slam champion has since apologized and, in their first meeting since, Williams delivered an impeccable performance at the WTA Premier tournament.Impacted by slow starts this week, Williams made a better opening to her clash with Japanese star Osaka, who had to dig out of a hole at 2-3.last_img

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