Naomi Osaka sees Shelby Rogers in US Open quarterfinal – as it happened | sport


“I see it as revenge,” Osaka says in his field interview after defeating Rogers for the first time in four career meetings. “I just feel like she had the upper hand because I never beat her and those memories are stuck in my head.She adds: “I have the impression of having experienced a lot [since they last met in 2017], but the Charleston game left a really bad aftertaste in my mouth, so I’m really glad I got to have a much better positive attitude today.

Osaka, who has hit three times as many winners (24) as unforced errors (eight), says all of her games have been tougher than the scores suggest and set her up well for Thursday’s next game against a other American enemy: first major semi-finalist Jennifer Brady.

“I think she’s a really amazing player,” Osaka says of Brady. “She has the variety that I wish I had, so I’m a little jealous. But yeah, she’s super sweet and I think it’s going to be a really tough game and we’re both going to do our best.

Asked about the band that was on her upper left thigh for every game so far, Osaka said, “The times I think it’s precautionary, it shakes a bit. At this point I’m just saving it hoping something doesn’t happen. “


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