Miami Open: Naomi Osaka into last-16 by walkover as Nina Stojanovic withdraws

Miami Open: Naomi Osaka into last-16 by walkover as Nina Stojanovic withdraws

Second-ranked Osaka, the reigning US and Australian Open champion, will subsequent face the winner of a later match between sixteenth seed Elise Mertens and Twenty second-seeded Anett Kontaveit.

Miami Open: Naomi Osaka into last-16 by walkover as Nina Stojanovic withdraws

Naomi Osaka returns to Ajla Tomljanovic in the course of the Miami Open tennis event on Friday. AP Picture

Miami: Japan’s Naomi Osaka superior into the fourth spherical of the WTA and ATP Miami Open by walkover on Sunday after Serbian Nina Stojanovic withdrew because of a proper thigh damage.

Second-ranked Osaka, the reigning US and Australian Open champion, will subsequent face the winner of a later match between Belgian sixteenth seed Elise Mertens and Twenty second-seeded Anett Kontaveit of Estonia.

“I am sorry I am unable to proceed my participation on the Miami Open because of my current damage throughout my singles match,” Ninety fifth-ranked qualifier Stojanovic mentioned in an announcement.

Osaka, who lifted her fourth Grand Slam title final month in Melbourne, is seeded second behind top-ranked Australian Ashleigh Barty.

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