Cincinnati Open: Naomi Osaka knocked out by wildcard Jil Teichmann

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Cincinnati Open: Naomi Osaka knocked out by wildcard Jil Teichmann
Cincinnati Open: Naomi Osaka knocked out by wildcard Jil Teichmann

20 Aug 2021: Cincinnati Open: Naomi Osaka knocked out by wildcard Jil Teichmann

Women's world number two Naomi Osaka suffered a third-round defeat to Swiss wildcard Jil Teichmann at the Cincinnati Open.Teichmann beat Osaka 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 to claim the biggest win of her career.This was the first tournament for Osaka outside her homeland since pulling out of the French Open in May.The four-time Grand Slam champion also missed Wimbledon.Here are further details.

Feats: Fourth defeat after winning the first set since 2017

This is just the fourth defeat for Osaka after she won the first set since 2017.Notably, she had a 118-3 record before this match.On the other hand, Teichmann recorded her third career Top 10 win but first on hard-court.Her previous wins over Kiki Bertens (Palermo, 2019) and Elina Svitolina (Madrid, 2021) came on clay.

Teichmann: Teichmann lost five out of six matches before the tournament

Prior to this tournament, Teichmann had just one win in six matches.She lost to Danielle Collins, Elena-Gabriela Ruse, Maryna Zanevska, Elena-Gabriela Ruse, and Camila Giorgi during the period.Teichmann will face 10th seed Belinda Bencic for a place in what could be her biggest semi-final.The latter proceed to the quarter-finals as Karolina Muchova retired due to injury, trailing 7-5, 2-1.

Statement: 'Literally shaking right now', Teichmann said on her victory

"I knew she's a very tough opponent. She's a Grand Slam champion. I'm the underdog," Teichmann said after the match. "Literally, I'm shaking right now. I'm very, very happy with this win. I've had a very tough year: I started very well and I've had many, many injuries. But I felt like I've had a good level and I'm happy it's working out now."

Osaka: Osaka is 17-4 in the season

Osaka hasn't been at her best after winning the Australian Open, earlier this year. She is 17-4 in the season after losing in Cincinnati. Prior to that, the world number two suffered a third-round defeat to Marketa Vondrousova in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Osaka withdrew after the first-round match at Roland Garros and skipped the entire Wimbledon.

Others: A look at the other results

Among others, world number one Ashleigh Barty defeated Victoria Azarenka 6-0, 6-2. Barbora Krejcikova beat Garbine Muguruza 6-1, 6-7(5), 6-2, while Germany's two-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber overcame Jelena Ostapenko. In the men's draw, Germany's Alexander Zverev claimed a 6-2, 6-3 win over Guido Pella. Stefanos Tsitsipas proceeded to his fifth ATP Masters 1000 quarter-final of the season after beating Lorenzo Sonego.

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