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Round-up US Open: Women - Youngster Li surprised - Osaka without problems

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The 20-year-old Ann Li mixes up the tableau and, like Naomi Osaka, only surrenders 3 games.

The surprise

The advance of the unsettled Ann Li continues: In the US duel with Alison Riske (WTA 20), the only 20-year-old prevailed 6: 0, 6: 3 without discussion. With impressive power tennis, she chased her compatriot, who was 10 years her senior, across the court. Riske was also prone to making mistakes and invited Li to the break in her first service game with 3 double errors in a row (!). The world number 128 Li has won 2 victories against players from the top 75 - and she won both of them this week (previously against Arantxa Rus).

The co-favorites

Also only submitted 3 games Naomi Osaka (WTA 9). The Japanese won against Camila Giorgi (WTA 74) easily 6: 1, 6: 2. "My service and my attitude were right today," said Osaka, who was number 4. However, she was hardly challenged by her Italian opponent. Towards the end, Osaka made it exciting again and only turned their 3rd match point.

Surprise woman Li now meets the routine Angelique Kerber (WTA 23). The former tournament winner said after her triumph in the German duel with Anna-Lena Friedsam (WTA 109): "Of course everything is a little different than normal, but I hope that I can stay in the bubble for a long time." 6: 3, 7: 6 (8: 6) it was after 1:40 hours for the German number 1.

Kerber was particularly challenged in the 2nd round and only with great difficulty avoided going into the 3rd set. The 32-year-old was even happy about it: "I think it's important to get match practice and rhythm".

Radio SRF 3, 09/01/2020, 10:06 p.m.; twu

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