US Open 2021 LIVE- Defending champion Naomi Osaka Ousted, as Annie Fernandez claims memorable comeback win

US Open 2021 LIVE- Naomi Osaka Ousted, as Annie Fernandez claims memorable comeback win
US Open 2021 LIVE- Naomi Osaka Ousted, as Annie Fernandez claims memorable comeback win

US Open 2021 LIVE- Defending champion Naomi Osaka Ousted, as Annie Fernandez claims memorable comeback win -Defending champion Naomi Osaka’s bid for a 5th Grand Slam title was brought to a cruel end as she was handed a defeat in round three by Canada’s Leylah Annie Fernandez. Osaka had clinched the first set on Saturday, but her Canadian opponent kept pushing her, eventually breaking late in the second set to seal the tie-breaker and force a third set decider. The former World No.1 looked a shadow of her former self as Fernandez pushed her to the brink, before clinching a monumental 5-7, 7-6, 6-4 win.

After both players held their serves through the first 10 games, the four-time Grand Slam winner broke Fernandez’s serve and then closed out the set in the next game with an ace to cheers from the New York crowd. However, the game soon turned on its head with Fernandez stepping on the gas and piling the pressure on the third seed, which saw her lose cool in the tiebreaker of the second set. The 18-year-old clinched the second essay, before Fernandez dominated the third set, as Osaka to create a single break point opportunity.

US Open 2021 LIVE- Naomi Osaka Ousted, as Annie Fernandez claims memorable comeback win

Set 3

  • Leylah Fernandez beats Naomi Osaka 5-7, 7-6, 6-4
  • Fernandez clinches the set and the match, in the biggest win of her career.
  • A back and forth game happens with Fernandez leading 5-4 heading into game 10
  • Fernandez wins 4-2, Osaka swiftly bounces back to 4-3
  • Osaka responds well, cuts down lead to 3-2
  • Fernandez serves takes game 4, leads 3-1
  • Osaka wins first game of set three
  • Fernandez serves to take game 2
  • Fernandez breaks, takes 1-0 lead

Set 2

  • Fernandez clinches the second set, with a stellar 7-2 win in a tiebreaker.
  • Fernandez leads 5-1 lead, closes in on victory
  • Fernandez takes a 4-0 lead, Osaka is no match in the tiebreaker.
  • Fernandez in inspired form comes out 2-0 ahead in the tiebreaker.
  • Leylah Fernandez breaks, forced second set tie-breaker
  • Naomi Osaka breaks, one game away from win
  • 5-5 now as Osaka hold her serve, despite immense pressure from Fernandez
  • Fernandez serves to take lead, goes up 5-4 after nine games
  • Osaka holds her serve, 4-4 in the decisive second set.
  • Fernandez takes lead again, 3-2
  • Osaka equalises, second poised at 2-2
  • Fernandez holds her serve, leads 2-1
  • Osaka offers perfect return game, levels 1-1.
  • Fernandez starts off well, takes 1-0 lead.

Set 1

  • Naomi Osaka wins first set, 7-5
  • Osaka breaks, leads 6-5
  • Osaka serves, levels 5-5
  • Fernandez continues to ace her service game, goes up 5-4
  • 4-4 now as neither Osaka nor Fernandez manage to break a serve
  • Leylah takes lead yet again, goes up 4-3
  • Osaka levels once again, scores set at 3-3 in a tight first set
  • Leylah takes game 5, serves to lead 3-2
  • Osaka takes her service game, levels 2-2
  • Fernandez serves and takes game 3, leads 2-1
  • Osaka bounces back instantly, levels at 1-1
  • Leylah Fernandez takes an early lead, goes 1-0 up.

“I tell people that I’m a perfectionist. I think for me something that’s less than perfection, even though it might be something great, is a disappointment. I don’t really think that’s a healthy way of thinking,” Osaka told US Open after beating Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic in the first round.

“In this tournament I just want to be happy with, like, knowing that I did my best and knowing that even though I didn’t play perfect I was able to win a match in two sets, or if I have to battle, play a match in three sets, know that I made a couple mistakes, but it’s okay at the end of the day because I’ll learn from the matches that I’ll keep playing,” she added.

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  • Naomi Osaka has won the US Open title twice in her tennis career.
  • She has lost just 2 out of 16 matches on hard court surfaces
  • Leylah Annie Fernandez is ranked 73rd in the world but registered straight-set victories in the first two rounds

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